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Plato's Allegory of the Cave and Jumping Mouse

- Plato's Allegory of the Cave and Jumping Mouse Truth is like trout. Slippery, it becomes difficult to grasp tightly in any attempt to catch it, and is even more difficult to show to other people, in that when one holds it up for scrutiny it is often lost in the struggle to do so. "Jumping Mouse" and Plato's "The Allegory of the Cave" have a common theme in the form of the search for truth, and showing this truth to the unenlightened. They vary greatly, however, in the carrying out of their exposure of truth, and more, their view of truth and how it is to be handled....   [tags: Allegory Jumping]

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Exploring Change in The Allegory of the Cave, and The Myth of Sisyphus

- Exploring Change in The Allegory of the Cave, and The Myth of Sisyphus         The Allegory of the Cave, and The Myth of Sisyphus, are both attempts at explaining some aspect of the way people think or why humans do as observed. Both stories illustrate the same idea:  without necessary and proper exposure to change, thinking is limited and ignorance is the direct product.   The Allegory of the Cave is a parable that demonstrates how humans are afraid of change and what they do not know.  In this work, Plato suggests a situation in which men are living in an underground cave.  The one entrance is located near the top and there, a burning fire casts shadow.  The men of the cave are chaine...   [tags: Allegory Sisyphus]

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The Allegory of the Cave?? in Different Perspectives

- ¡§The Allegory of the Cave¡¨ in Different Perspectives ¡§The Allegory of the Cave,¡¨ written by Plato, is an interpretation of a conversation between Socrates, Plato¡¦s mentor, and Glaucon, one of Socrates students. ¡§The Allegory of the Cave¡¨ can be interpreted several different ways. Imagine men in a cave chained up by their necks and legs, forcing them to only look forward at a wall. An opening behind them lets the light in. Above the burning fire and chains, there is a road. Have these chained men ever seen anything else of themselves or others beyond the cave¡¦s shadows made by the fire....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Analysis of The Allegory of the Cave by Plato

- An Analysis of "The Allegory of the Cave" by Plato The Allegory of the Cave is Plato's explanation of the education of the soul toward enlightenment. He sees it as what happens when someone is educated to the level of philosopher. He contends that they must "go back into the cave" or return to the everyday world of politics, greed and power struggles. The Allegory also attacks people who rely upon or are slaves to their senses. The chains that bind the prisoners are the senses. The fun of the allegory is to try to put all the details of the cave into your interpretation....   [tags: Philosophy Plato]

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Review of Plato's The Allegory of the Cave

- In Plato's "The Allegory of the Cave," Socrates tells an allegory of the hardship of understanding reality. Socrates compares a prisoner of an underground cave who is exploring a new world he never knew of to people who are trying to find a place of wisdom in reality. According to Socrates, most people tend to rely on their senses too much and believe the world as it is appeared to our sight. In order to free our souls from this mental prison, Socrates suggests that we should go through a phase that does not only prepare ourselves for the real world but also prevent us from heading to the wrong direction to seek the truth - education....   [tags: World Literature]

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The Allegory of the Cave: Turn Around

- The Allegory of the Cave: Turn Around Putting the Allegory of the Cave into my own words seems comparable to the Christian idea of using the lord's name in vain. First, I'd like to introduce a phenomenon I have observed throughout my life time. I call it soul resonance. Bear with me here. When two objects emit sympathetic vibrations, the sound or force multiplies. Example: Two tuning forks of the same frequency are struck upon each other and held a few feet apart. The vibration is much stronger....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Plato's Allegory of a Cave, Wachowski's Matrix, and Marge Piercy's Woman on the Edge of Time

- Plato's Allegory of a Cave, Wachowski's Matrix, and Marge Piercy's Woman on the Edge of Time Plato's Allegory of a Cave is a story about prisoners that are chained underground, who can not see anything except for shadows caste on a wall by a fire. The only thing that these prisoners can see is the shadows of people. Eventually, one of the prisoners breaks free of the chain and ventures out into the real world. In the real world the freed prisoner discovers that the shadows in the cave are created from light diverge off people....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Papers]

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Oh, For the Love of Thought

- Oh, For the Love of Thought Many thinkers have existed throughout history. These thinkers were called philosophers because they literally loved knowledge. In fact, the root phil means love, and the root soph means knowledge. These lovers of knowledge have always looked for ways to spread both their knowledge and their way of constantly thinking to other people. One of these attempts was Plato's The Allegory of the Cave. Plato's The Allegory of the Cave describes, through a conversation between Socrates and his student Glaucon, cave dwellers who see only shadows of puppets on a wall....   [tags: Philosophy Plato The Allegory of the Cave Essays]

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The Three Major Themes and Ideas fromRosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead

- ... Of course not, it was from the Queen and the new King. This leads to the idea: are people ever really in charge of themselves. If they are, is it rational and meaningful. Freedoms from evil, containment, emotions, even you. When a human is born, they have no choice in anything. What is they are fed, how they are clothed, what language is taught, who they meet, or even who the parents are. No one is given the choice to anything in their lives. Will their decisions in life affect others. Is there such thing as freedom....   [tags: freedom, cave, language]

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Cosquer Cave

- Cosquer Cave Around 27,000 years ago it is believed that large glaciers were spread across the Alps. These glaciers were so large and held such a large quantity of water that the sea level of the Mediterranean dropped some 100 meters. When the opening of the cave was revealed, men entered the cave and drew amazing paintings and drawings along the walls. When the earth became warm again the glaciers melted, and the sea level rose. The cave entrance was once again covered up by 37 meters of water....   [tags: Anthropology Research Papers]

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Cosquer Cave

- Cosquer Cave In 1985, while scuba diving in Cape Morgiou, near Marseilles, France, Henri Cosquer discovered a narrow 175-meter, air-filled tunnel 37 meters below the sea (“The Cosquer Cave”). The tunnel, unbeknownst to him, lead to one of the world’s most treasured Paleolithic art-filled caves. During the Paleolithic age, Cosquer cave was much more accessible than it is today. Researchers say that at the times the art was created, the cave was probably only 11 kilometers from the coast and 80 meters above sea level (Jaobs)....   [tags: Place Descriptive Essays]

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Cave Art

- At the foot of a cliff in the Ardèche Gorges, in south-eastern France, amateur speleologists discovered the world's oldest painted prehistoric cave. Discovered on December 18, 1994, this cave features art that dates back thirty-one thousand years. Jean-Marie Chauvet, Eliette Brunel-Deschamps and Christian Hillaire, were the amateurs who discovered the cave that has come to be known simply as the Chauvet cave. The explorers were in Vallon-Pont-d'Arc, France some thirty feet below ground. While exploring a cave, they were intrigued by a draft of air....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Cave Exploration

- Cave Exploration The worst day of my life began innocently enough with my small group of friends preparing to explore a cave. Each month the four of us, I, Jill, John, and Ted, would choose two or three caves and spend our weekends engrossed in exploring them. Today’s cave was a special one; it afforded just a small window of opportunity for exploration because it flooded completely with each high tide. As we checked our packs and made sure all our spelunking and survival gear was in order, a rather jovial, but sizable, fellow by the name of Scott Porker happened by and asked if he could join our group....   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing]

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The Parabble of the Cave

- Plato’s analysis of the truth through “The Parable of the Cave” is an effective, valid tool to help us analyze our own life and ultimately find the truth. He did this by first analyzing his own life and the bearers who used shadows to keep him from reaching the roadway to wisdom. It has proved to be an effective assessment not only when he was alive but even up until today. The parable symbolizes man’s struggle to reach understanding and enlightenment and is a universal and everlasting concept....   [tags: Plato]

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Symbol and Allegory

- The use of symbol in poetry and in literature as a whole is commonplace because it is an outlet for the author’s creative psyche. A symbol is a creative use of metaphor, using a comparison but not just a direct comparison. The author attempts to achieve the effect that there is much more than just the reader’s initial reaction creating a want to delve deeper into the true meaning, leaving a vast space of interpretation. Allegory on the other hand is a specific comparison, a symbol that is set in its meaning....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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The Cosquer Cave Discovery

- The Cosquer Cave Discovery A long, long time ago, 27,000 years ago to be exact, during the glacial period, glaciers over a kilometer deep spanned the country of France from the Alps to the Haute Provence. These glaciers held so much water that they caused the sea level in the Mediterranean Sea to drop well over 100 meters. Prehistoric humans found the entrance to Cosquer cave not far from the seashore and some entered to paint inside it. During this time, men created wonderful pictures on the walls of the cave....   [tags: Antrhopology]

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The 59th Unnamed Cave in Florida

- ... The prehistoric sherds of the 59th Unnamed Cave can generally be sorted as plain or check stamped. The plain and the worn out check stamped is hard to classified because there are so many variations of it. However the check stamped is a distinctive pattern that can be easily classify. Plain ceramic sherds indicate that the time when the cave was occupied is in the earlier Woodland period, while the checked stamped indicate that the time the cave was occupied is in the Late Woodland period. There are a total of eight individual petroglyph in the cave....   [tags: rock art, glyphs]

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A Modern Version of The Cave

- A Modern Version of The Cave Bobby Jones was born in the outskirts of Jackson, Mississippi in 1948. He was the third son of a white couple. His family was well known in their town and his father was actually the sheriff there. The ancestry of his family could be brought back all the way to the beginning of the 19th century. His great-grandfather, in the years of the Civil War, owned a cotton plantation. Soon after the war ended he went bankrupt and sold most of his property. The main reason was because of the freedom given to the slaves at that time....   [tags: Papers]

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Political Allegory in Gulliver's Travels

- Gulliver's Travels is a great novel written by Jonthan Swift. It is about voyages of Gulliver-main character-to different countries. Gulliver's Travels is a political allegory of England at Swift's time. the word allegory means a simple that can be objects, characters, figures or colors used to represent an abstract idea or concepts. Swift uses this novel to criticize the political condition of England at the 18th century and to make a satire of the royal court of George 1 . Gulliver's Travels has established itself as a classic for young people....   [tags: Free Example Essays]

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Symbolism and Allegory in "Sun and Moon"

- The poem, "Sun and Moon," written by Jay Macpherson (b. 1931) is an excellent example of a great poem that its idea is expressed by the author using symbolism and allegory. The true meaning the author tried to get across to his audience was that a man and a woman or a brother and sister that are in love, can only be together when the time is just right. Characters that are in this poem, although they may not be very dynamic are very important to the theme. The two main, physical characters in this poem are the "sun," a.k.a....   [tags: Poetry]

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Lord Of The Flies: A Religious Allegory

- Since its publication in 1954, the Lord of the Flies has amassed a prodigious cult-following for its blunt truths. Depicting the savagery of marooned school boys, William Golding's story presents a gruesome vision of post-war humanism in the mode of action and allegory. The Nobel Laureate's novel seems to many critics a striking analogue to the Bible (in certain aspects). Through its biblical parallels in settings, content, and overall meaning, Lord of the Flies becomes, in essence, a religious allegory....   [tags: William Golding]

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The Allegory of the Cave

- The Allegory of the Cave Plato was born in 427 B.C. and died in 347 B.C. He was a student of Socrates and during his studies wrote a complex and vivid book entitled “The Republic.” In it are numerous dialogues, which are a collection of Socrates teachings. One of the fables included is “The Allegory of the Cave.” This story is Plato’s explanation of the development of the soul toward enlightenment. He uses an analogy of hidden intricacies to describe a cave and what it would be like for an individual who has never seen anything but the cave, emerge to the surface and experience a new world....   [tags: Papers]

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Allegory of the Cave

- What is truth. What is the truth, of what truth is. There are many answers to this question. Each answer may lie different, inside of each person. Only you know what truth is to you. In this essay I will describe what truth is to me, how I verify truth, and whether I believe truth to be good or bad. I will then compare and contrast my idea of truth, to that of Plato’s truth, from his ideas in “Allegory Of The Cave.” First of all we have, what is truth to me. Well for my definition of truth we can turn right to Mr....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Matrix and the Allegory of the Cave by Plato

- The Matrix and the cave There are numerous similarities between The Matrix and “The Allegory of the Cave” by Plato. “The Allegory of the Cave” has prisoners of the cave that are unable to move and only able to see what passes over their cave and there is one prisoner that is freed (Plato, circa 380 BC). The Matrix has humans trapped inside of the matrix. (Silver Pictures & Wachowski Brothers, 1999). The main character is Neo. Neo represents the prisoner from Plato’s cave that was freed. Neo woke up to a reality that was not easy to understand....   [tags: prisoners, humans, perception, reality]

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Plato’s Allegory of the Cave and The Matrix

- The Republic is considered to be one of Plato’s most storied legacies. Plato recorded many different philosophical ideals in his writings. Addressing a wide variety of topics from justice in book one, to knowledge, enlightenment, and the senses as he does in book seven. In his seventh book, when discussing the concept of knowledge, he is virtually addressing the cliché “seeing is believing”, while attempting to validate the roots of our knowledge. By his use of philosophical themes, Plato is able to further his points on enlightenment, knowledge, and education....   [tags: compre contrast]

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Plato's Use of Metaphor of Shadows in His Allegory of the Cave

- Plato's Use of Metaphor of Shadows in His Allegory of the Cave Plato uses his Allegory of the Cave to explain to people the awareness of his realm of forms. Plato uses the prisoners in the cave to symbolise the people without the knowledge of the Theory of Forms. Such prisoners would mistake appearance for reality. They would think the things they see on the wall (the shadows) were real; they would know nothing of the real causes of the shadows. The rare individual escapes the cave and, through a long journey-discovers a higher realm, a true reality, with an awareness of Goodness as the origin of everything that exists....   [tags: Papers]

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Oedipus, The King And Allegory Of The Cave - Comparative Analysis Essa

- In Sophocles’ play, Oedipus, the King, there are various instances where Oedipus tries to escape his destiny—enlightenment—only to discover the truth that he cannot. Similarly, in Plato’s “Allegory of the Cave” the prisoner travails to understand and adjust to his newly visited environment. In both works, the men first had to realize their ignorance before they could begin to acquire knowledge and true understanding of the complexities of the human condition. Specifically, in Oedipus, the King, it was Oedipus’ illusion of himself as a man unequaled in leadership whereas in “Allegory of the Cave” it was the prisoner’s initial refutations of enlightenment being shown him until he realizes its...   [tags: essays research papers]

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Comparing Plato's Allegory of the Cave and Maimonides' Limits of Man's Intellect

- Plato's Allegory of the Cave and Maimonides' Limits of Man's Intellect      Enlightenment is the key subject of both Plato's "Allegory" and Moses Maimonides' "Limits of Man's Intellect." To them, obtaining knowledge is life's most significant objective. Plato stresses "the Good" while Maimonides encourages "Perfection" as the aim of this objective. While both authors share compatible thoughts toward the subject of enlightenment, there are key differences between "the Good" and "Perfection" that should be duly noted....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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Allegory

- Allegory Plato’s The Allegory of the Cave is a short story specifically discussing the parallels between the shadows the prisoners sees on the wall of the cave, and the illusion, which passes off as truth in today\'s society. The Allegory of the Cave is about Socrates teaching his student, Glaucon, certain principles of life by telling him one of his allegories. The Allegory of the Cave can be interpreted in many ways; one way is to make a comparison between the story and the way of thinking by individuals in a closed society....   [tags: essays research papers]

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How Plato Uses the Myth of the Cave

- How Plato Uses the Myth of the Cave Could reality be the greatest special effect of all time. Since the 6th century B.C.E a growth in human knowledge and understanding had occurred and people began to question the world rd they lived in, these people were called philosophers. Thales, Anaximander, Anaximines, Pythagoras, Heraclitus and Socrates were all highly regarded intellectuals but one man's thoughts on the world stood out. Plato is probably the best known of al the ancient Greek philosophers....   [tags: Papers]

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Exploring Plato's Cave through Camus

- Many philosophers have explored the idea of enlightening one's mind through the acceptance of the inalienable truths of justice, beauty, and essential goodness. Arguably the greatest thinker to delve into this complex subject matter Plato, who through the use of his parable, "The Allegory of the Cave", presents us with a unique perspective on learning and making the journey from ignorance to enlightenment. In this interesting piece of literature Plato compares enlightening one's mind to a prisoner who has been living his life in the darkness of a cave who liberates himself from the shadows to see a brave new world, one full of light and new experiences....   [tags: Comparative Literature]

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Using Four Arguments to Have Full Knowledge - Plato’s Cave and the Divided Lines

- Using Four Arguments to Have Full Knowledge - Plato’s Cave and the Divided Lines People must learn the value of life and the difference between living a dream and making your dreams come true. Being considered a father in western philosophy, Plato presented the Divided Line and Plato’s Cave to show the differences between the intelligent and visible world people live in; as the visible world being a world of one’s own reflections and shadowing’s, while the intelligent world is about the mind and thoughts....   [tags: Philosophy, Truth, Critical Thinking]

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Cosque Cave

- Cosque Cave Many, many years ago, a cave was in use, and many paintings, drawings, and engravings were put on the walls of the cave. About ten years ago, a man was diving in the Mediterranean and came across something that no one would ever think about finding. It was a prehistoric painted cave with an underwater entrance. It is known today as the Cosquer cave. Jean Cosquer, a professional diver, discovered the cave. He was diving for no particular reason, and found a wealth of prehistoric art in the cave....   [tags: Place Essays]

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The Mystical Cave

- It was a dark moonless night as I drove down highway 34. I was fatigued with the eight hour drive and the tiresome boredom of the never ending road. Then out of nowhere a deer jumped in front of my vehicle. I slammed on the breaks hoping to stop the inevitable. The front end of the car slammed into the side of the deer. With the sound of a loud “thunk” and metal twisting, smoke snaked out from under my hood. I cursed under my breath and stepped out of what was left of my car and examined the ordeal....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays]

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The 11th Unnamed Cave in Tennessee

- ... The ways that the artifacts were dated was by looking that the markings and the brushing of the ceramics. In the center of the main gallery there are three area of concentrations of glyph and that there were twenty-two glyph were found total. Of the twenty-two glyph there were seventeen petroglyph, five pictograph, and one small panel of mud glyphs. One of the petroglyph is believed to be a pair of woodpecker flying, there are some evidence that the author laid out to show that the pair of birds were identifiable and the uniqueness of the engraving....   [tags: pictographs, petroglyphs and mud glyphs]

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Communist Allegory in Animal Farm

- According to William C. Foster's book, How to Read Literature like a Professor, “Nearly all writing is political on some level.” (111). In Animal Farm, George Orwell sends a clear message to his readers, showing that greed and hypocrisy can turn a whole society upside-down. Using allegory and symbolism, Orwell exposes the true nature of Stalinist Russia; where the populace was manipulated by various means, including propaganda, violence, and false promises. If examined closely, the many characters, events, and ideas of Animal Farm all have something to do with Soviet Russia and Communism in general....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Foster]

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The Crucible: An Allegory for the McCarthy Era

- The Crucible was written as an allegory for the McCarthy era in 1953 by Arthur Miller; an American playwright. The McCarthy era was epitomized by the fear of Communism that Senator McCarthy whipped up. He fostered a witch hunt against anyone who disagreed with his views. Miller’s intention was that the play would be a parody of his own context (himself) with John Proctor quite evidently being a reflection of Miller. The witches in the play symbolized communism. A ‘Crucible’ can mean both; "a container for melting or purifying metals by heat" and "a severe test." Miller describes the village of Salem as ‘the container’ and its contents; the God-fearing residents of Salem along with their emot...   [tags: McCarthy, crucible, authur miller,]

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Plato's The Allegory of the Cave

- Plato's The Allegory of the Cave In Plato’s “The Allegory of the Cave,” he suggests that there are two different forms of vision, a “mind’s eye” and a “bodily eye.” The “bodily eye” is a metaphor for the senses. While inside the cave, the prisoners function only with this eye. The “mind’s eye” is a higher level of thinking, and is mobilized only when the prisoner is released into the outside world. This eye does not exist within the cave; it only exists in the real, perfect world. The “bodily eye” relies on sensory perceptions about the world in order to determine what is reality....   [tags: Plato Allegory Cave Essays]

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The Allegory Of The Cave

- “The Allegory of the Cave” In Plato’s “The Allegory of the Cave”, he tells a story about prisoners that were chained up in a cave. There were shadows constructed on the wall of the cave that played as the prisoner’s reality. One of the prisoners in the story ends up breaking free and begins to experience the real-world. Learning all that he had learned since the cave including the shadows was controlled by other people and a lie. When he went back to tell the others, the others were afraid of what he was saying and didn’t believe him....   [tags: Logic, Truth, Reality, Learning]

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The Allegory Of The Cave

- The Allegory of the Cave: An Enlightening Burden Imagine a group of people, prisoners, who had been chained to stare at a wall in a cave for all of their lives. Facing that wall, these prisoners can pass the time by merely watching the shadows casted from a fire they could not see behind them dance on the walls. These shadows became the closest to what view of reality the prisoners have. But what happens after one of these prisoners is unbound from his chains to inspect beyond the wall of shadows, to the fire and outside the cave....   [tags: Knowledge, Truth, The Prisoner, Plato]

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The Allegory Of The Cave

- Welcome to the Real World While class begins on a shortened school week the students start by reading Plato 's “The Allegory of the Cave.” Reading, discussing, and then back to reading, the students have still gained a small amount of knowledge on what Plato 's theory really means. The teacher decides to watch the Wachowskis ' The Matrix, in hopes that the stories will connect. Beginning the movie, the students see how Plato 's idea of the chained people believing what is real to them equally compares to Neo, the main character of The Matrix, being unable to tell if he is awake or dreaming....   [tags: The Matrix, The Matrix Reloaded]

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The Allegory Of The Cave

- Throughout the course of history, mankind has unceasingly strived to comprehend the purpose of our existence. Who are we. Why are we here. While many different conclusions to these questions have emerged, Plato shared Socrates’ believe that ignorance is the mind’s natural state and that our human existence is meant to be lived seeking true knowledge through debate and questioning. In “The Allegory of the Cave” from The Republic, Plato depicts a cave where prisoners are chained from their childhood to grow up only looking at the back of the cave wall....   [tags: Philosophy, Plato, Socrates, Platonism]

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The Allegory Of The Cave

- gory of Cave What is the definition of perception and ignorance. Let us define perception as one’s view of life through rationalize of the external world and ignorance as an assumption without proof and contemplation. In the “Allegory of The Cave”, Plato uses Socrates to explain different types of people, one who sees the physical realm accepting ideas as they form and one who live in the knowledge realm by questioning their ideas. People of the knowledge realm are obligated to help those in the physical realm by removal of ignorance through questioning....   [tags: Plato, Knowledge, Perception, Islam]

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The Allegory Of The Cave

- Plato Story "The Allegory of the cave" had many common ideas between the two stories "Learning to Read and Write" By Fredrick Douglas and "The Lonely, Good company of Books" by Richard Rodriguez , the few common ideas were how education was eye opening after it was obtained, the idea to understand, and ones perspective of life. Throughout Plato 's story "The Allegory of the cave" men are stuck in this cave with their backs turned away from the light, until one day a man turns towards the light and learns for himself what the light is about....   [tags: Learning, Education, Knowledge]

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The Allegory Of The Cave

- Red Pilled People often accept what is presented to them as fact instead of meeting the information with skepticism. In “The Allegory of the Cave,” by Plato, and in The Matrix, by the Wachowski Brothers, both include public masses that are unaware of their blindness to the true reality of their worlds. Also, few people exist in both texts that have escaped the oppression of those who rule the masses, discovering legitimate reality for the first time in their lives. These people who have escaped are no longer slaves of the illusion of reality presented to them by their oppressors....   [tags: The Matrix, The Matrix Reloaded]

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The Allegory Of The Cave

- For millennia authors have been exploring the concept of truth and how it relates to everyday life, and it still continues to be a common theme in literature. It dates back to 340 B.C. when Plato wrote “The Allegory of the Cave” to present day literary texts. Although truth may not always be apparent at first, it still persists and does not change due to one’s opinion. While humans are able to analyze their surroundings and situations, it is not possible to know the truth without all necessary information....   [tags: Truth, Mind, Reality, Perception]

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The Allegory Of The Cave

- “Welcome all. This is a glorious day, as we are beyond excited to have world-class writer Tristan Teichmeier here at the Pulitzer Prize Convention to read off his most recent work of brilliance, an essay on the impact of critical, creative, and independent thinking. Now, without further ado, we introduce to you Tristan Teichmeier.” “Ser especial” is what I always used to hear from my mom when I was little. It translates to “be special,” and is something I try and pride myself on every time I take on a challenge....   [tags: Critical thinking, Thought, Christopher Nolan]

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The Allegory of the Cave

- The allegory of the cave is a philosophical writing in art form of allegory. The main idea of this story is realism. Moreover, Plato wants to explain to us in what we make mistakes and how we are able to misunderstand what life is. Socrates said: “Let show me how far our nature is enlightened or unenlightened.” There are two ways how we can comprehend this story. Firstly, Plato desired to show that we might not figure out true reality, how Socrates said: “Human beings living in underground den, which has a mouth open towards the light and reaching all along the den”, as an example, we may say that we are unenlightened, and when somebody understands some new things we do not believe him and...   [tags: Plato's philosophy]

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The Allegory Of The Cave

- In the Allegory of The Cave, Plato states that "the prison world is the world of sight, the light of the fire is the sun, and you will not misapprehend me if you interpret the journey upwards to be the ascent of the soul into the intellectual world according to my poor belief". Everything described in the Allegory of The Cave holds a double meaning as a symbol for something else; the prison world symbolizes our world and the fire casting shadows on the walls of the cave is in actuality the sun. Only the sun isn 't just the sun, it is a representation of the good and the truth in this world....   [tags: Jesus, Baptism, John the Baptist, Gospel of John]

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The Allegory Of The Cave

- In this section, Plato is setting up the scene for the Allegory of the Cave where he also gives the Analogy of the Divided Line and the Analogy of the Sun. Plato is narrating a discussion between Socrates and Glaucon. “Next, then,” I said, “make an image of our nature in its education and want of education, likening it to a condition of the following kind. See human beings as though they were in an underground cave-like dwelling with its entrance, a long one, open to the light across the whole width of the cave....   [tags: Truth, Reality, Plato, Ontology]

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The Allegory Of The Cave

- According to “The Allegory of the Cave,” “ The Oedipus Complex,” and “ The Personal and the Collective Unconscious,” people 's behavior in society originates in the conscious and unconscious minds. Different people have different kinds of personalities which are caused by different types of education, environments, cultures and experiences. These elements strongly influence how they regard the world, and influence how their conscious mind works. When people act how they want it means that they use their conscious minds....   [tags: Unconscious mind, Carl Jung, Mind, Consciousness]

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The Allegory Of The Cave

- It was during my senior year of high school in my philosophy class that I was changed by a reading/writing experience. We had to read a short story called "The Allegory of the Cave" which was taught by the prestigious philosopher Socrates, but written by his protege Plato. At first I really didn 't want to do this assignment, it sounded kind of boring. But once I actually did it, it turned out to be a really interesting story. It made me think deeper into everything I do, and it showed me different perceptions on what is happening....   [tags: Mind, Thought, Perception, Psychology]

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The Allegory Of The Cave

- Education plays an essential and meaningful role in the world. Everyone is born to be educated in order to enrich their minds. There are various ways human can be educated and get rid of ignorance. In the text “The Allegory of the Cave” by Plato, it describes the ignorance of those prisoners. They reject to receive the truths about the outside world. Ignorance is horrible, but it is even more pathetic if people refuse to obtain knowledge. It is important to understand ourselves and find a best way to improve ourselves....   [tags: Knowledge, Learning, Education]

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- Allegory and Truman Show The Allegory of the Cave has many parallels with The Truman Show. Initially, Truman is trapped in his own “cave”; a film set or fictional island known as Seahaven. Truman’s journey or ascension into the real world and into knowledge is similar to that of Plato’s cave dweller. In this paper, I will discuss these similarities along with the very intent of both of these works whose purpose is for us to question our own reality. In his Allegory Plato shows us how a man ascends from the darkness of a cave to the light of the outside world....   [tags: Allegory Cave Truman Show Essays]

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The Allegory of The Cave, by Plato

- Plato’s logical strategy in the allegory of the cave is of deductive reasoning. Plato uses a cave containing people bound by chains which constrict their neck and legs in such a way that they are unable to turn around and there is a fire roaring behind them casting shadows on the wall. Since the prisoners cannot turn their heads to see what is casting the shadow the only thing they can perceive are the shadows and the sounds that seem to becoming from them. This is what Plato argues in the allegory of the cave “To them, I said, the truth would literally be nothing but the shadows of the images.”(The Allegory of the Cave Plato)....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Rhetoric]

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- The Allegory of the Cave in Plato's Republic This paper discussed The Allegory of The Cave in Plato's Republic, and tries to unfold the messages Plato wishes to convey with regard to his conception of reality, knowledge and education. THE ALLEGORY OF THE CAVE Plato's "Allegory of the Cave" is a story that conveys his theory of how we come to know, or how we attain true knowledge. It is also an introduction into his metaphysical and ethical system. In short, it is a symbolic explanation of his "Theory of the Forms" (or eidos)....   [tags: Papers]

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The Republic And The Allegory Of The Cave

- The Republic and The Allegory of the Cave In the Allegory of the Cave there are prisoners are chained up together in which they are all facing the back wall. There is a firing behind the prisoners and the only thing that they can see are the shadows of the people behind them. The fire casts shadows on the wall so this is the only thing that they see. Their entire lives have been based on these shadows on the wall. These prisoners have been chained up since birth, so what they see on the walls is all they know....   [tags: Platonism, Epistemology, Theory of Forms]

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Analysis Of Allegory Of The Cave By Plato

- Assignment Using a Source for "Allegory of the Cave" by Plato INTRODUCTION In the story of "Allegory of the Cave", Plato illustrates his concerning on humanity and education. By the meaning of "Allegory of the Cave", we understand the effect of education on us. Most of the people ignore the importance of teaching, and they seek to learn the knowledge of the book or other materials. Therefore, they don 't care the truth or ignore it, which leads the truth far from us. "Indeed, the very principle that education ought to be more concerned with drawing out various human potentials than with only depositing information into students owes its origin to Plato" (Burch 7)....   [tags: Education, Truth, Ideology, Psychology]

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Plato 's Allegory Of The Cave

- The classic work, “Plato, The Allegory of the Cave” vividly represents an individual’s will to master enlightenment or failure thereof. Furthermore, the piece attempts to facilitate learning in hopes to encourage or expand deep-thinking among its society. Additionally, the work utilizes a cave, chains, shadows, and an escapee which symbolically represents an individual’s need to confront comfort level, enslavement, perception, and freedom. From this translation, Plato’s Allegory of the Cave demonstrates a notable interest and most importantly provides a detailed illustration of how one can achieve knowledge or miscarry it altogether....   [tags: Perception, Sense, Mind, Knowledge]

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- Plato’s allegory of the cave is an attempt to depict the idea that position of the man in the universe that he exists in is fatal. In a dialog Sokrates is trying to convince Glaucon to his point of view on the physical and mythical world. Generally speaking the thought is that all we see, the world we exist in is just an illusion, just a shade of what is really true. Plato believed that to achieve full awareness of true reality man has to free himself from earthbound matters and joys. This antic writing has inspired many generations of philosophers and is still considered as precious source of knowledge....   [tags: Plato, Mind, Thought, David Foster Wallace]

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- Long ago, caves were the only shelter available to man. There was no choice but to live in them. They provided warmth and protection. Living in a cave in today’s society would be torturous. Depression plays a role in society today, and people live with it non-stop. Depression is isolating and leaves one in the darkness. Plato’s “Allegory of the Cave” helps show how a person is captured by depression, living inside their own mind just like the cave, and how to see the light of escaping depression is like the sun....   [tags: Sun, Light, Caves, Great Depression]

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The Allegory Of The Cave By Plato

- Stuck in Another World To start, what would your life be like if you were stuck in a world where you couldn’t see the end. This reminds me of being in a cave and not being able to find a way out to the other side. In the Allegory of the Cave by Plato: the prisoners are chained in a cave so that all they can see the shadows on the back wall. They have been held captive since childhood and were unable to move except what was in front of them. He was able to state how the prisoners were comfortable and felt safe while in the cave compared to the real world....   [tags: Truth, Reality, René Descartes, Ontology]

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Plato 's Allegory Of The Cave

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A View into the Allegory of the Cave

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Socrates And The Allegory Of The Cave

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The Allegory Of The Cave By Plato

- In The Allegory of the Cave by Plato, a controversial issue has been whether “pouring in of knowledge” is not education or whether it is education. On one hand, some argue that education is the process of receiving or giving logical instruction. From this perception, education is all about learning and teaching from one generation to another. On the other hand, however, others argue that education is not all about “pouring in of knowledge.” In the words of Plato, “education isn’t what some people declare it to be, naming, putting knowledge into souls that lack it, like putting sight into blind eyes (5)....   [tags: Education, Teacher, Learning, Plato]

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Reality of the Shadows: The Allegory of the Cave

- Philosophers are often tempted to find out the hidden meanings behind the apparent reality. A lot of valuable contributions to that particular philosophical topic were made by Plato. Much of contemporary philosophy is still being based upon what he had left behind. Also, many other themes developed by philosophers can be related to Plato`s vision of reality and form. William Goulding in his essay, ‘Thinking as a Hobby’ assigns three grades to thinkers based on their understanding of the world and their perceptions of truth....   [tags: philosophy, Plato, Goulding]

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Plato 's Allegory Of The Cave

- Plato claims that self-existent and unchanging forms and not the reality obtained through sensory experience are perfect concepts for objects that can be seen in our physical reality. In his Allegory of the Cave, Plato explains how a slave could be set free from chains to the shadows of this world by becoming aware of the higher reality of forms (the objects’ true forms once they leave the cave). His allegory claims that all humans are held prisoner in darkness as we believe actual reality to be the things that we can see around us....   [tags: Mind, Metaphysics, Soul, Scientific method]

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Comparing The Matrix And The Allegory Of The Cave

- In comparing the Matrix and The Allegory of the Cave I found that both suggest a life of falsehood which is then changed by the knowledge of a truer reality. In both scenarios you’re described a reality that is deemed normal and remains unquestioned, an existence that if no other options were presented would be continued and accepted till death. In the Matrix everyone is moving about in “life” in the same way we now know our reality to exist, such as interaction with other living organisms, going to work, recreational activities, as well as emotions such as love, anger, hurt and happiness....   [tags: Mind, Perception, Thought, Ontology]

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Plato 's The Allegory Of The Cave

- Likewise, Plato’s philosopher king also uses the same concept but calls it “Justice” or “Good.” Similarly, to Machiavelli, who needs his Prince to have virtù to lead the people, Plato necessitates that his king use philosophical knowledge and emphasize justice to guide the unenlightened masses towards a just and stable society as well. When Socrates discusses the allegory of the cave, he remarks how when rulers must descend “to the general underground abode” where the masses “reside,” the ruler “will see a thousand times better than [the inhabitants of the cave]…because [the ruler has] seen the truth about things admirable and just and good” (Plato 520c)....   [tags: Philosophy, Plato, Political philosophy]

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The Allegory Of The Cave By Plato

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The Allegory Of The Cave By Plato

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- knowledge. What is reality. These are the philosophical concepts that many renowned philosophers have concentrated on for centuries. One of these philosophers who was particularly concerned with this question was Plato. In an attempt to answer these questions, he wrote the “Allegory of the Cave” using the metaphor of the allegory to contrast reality with true enlightenment. Plato uses the dark of ignorance and the light of the accent into true knowledge to paint a picture of an individual’s rise to the understanding of true reality....   [tags: Knowledge, Light, Philosophy]

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Skepticism in The Film Matrix and The Allegory of The Cave

- Skepticism deals with a person’s belief and if the person can truly trust their senses. As Plato, Descartes, and the creators of The Matrix express in their writings and movies is the possibility of a person’s senses being deceived as there is no proof that the five sense of the person’s body is not being altered as the senses are all processed within the mind. There is no proof that the whole world is real, but people have to trust in their senses in order to believe this. However, these senses of sight, smell, sound, and so forth could be tricked....   [tags: plato, descartes, belief]

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Socrates 's Allegory Of The Cave And The Republic

- In The Republic, Socrates discusses his Allegory of the Cave and comes to the conclusion society should be ruled by “Philosopher Kings.” His reasoning involves the idea that politicians want power regardless of whether or not they have knowledge, so they will abuse the power they are given. However, philosophers strive to learn more and become more knowledgeable, so they do not care about the power and therefore will not abuse the power given to them. Further analysis of the allegory leads the audience to realize philosopher kings are not those who strive to attain knowledge but rather are those who are already knowledgeable....   [tags: Plato, Socrates, Truth, Knowledge]

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Analysis Of Plato 's ' Allegory Of The Cave '

- Response: What is Plato’s Point in “Allegory of the Cave”. At some point in our lives, everyone has asked themselves some version of the same questions: What is “reality”, in conjunction with what determines our perception of reality, and what am I supposed to do with (or about) it. Throughout “Allegory of the Cave,” Plato attempts to answer these questions. Plato’s “The Allegory of the Cave,” suggests that humans have a constrained view of the world, and that there are two different perceptions of reality, a "bodily eye” and a “mind’s eye.” The “mind’s eye”, the hypothetical site of visual recollection or imagination, is a higher level of thinking....   [tags: Perception, Sense, Truth, Knowledge]

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- The basic premise of Plato’s allegory of the cave is to depict the nature of the human being, where true reality is hidden, false images and information are perceive as reality. In the allegory Plato tells a story of a man who is put on a Gnostics path. Prisoners seating in a cave with their legs and necks chained down since childhood. They are chained in such a way that they cannot move or see each other, only look into the shadows on the wall in front of them; not realizing they have three dimensional bodies....   [tags: George Orwell, Nature of Humanity ]

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Applying Socrates´ The Allegory of the Cave" to Life

- For us to understand the importance of knowledge, we first have to understand what knowledge is. Knowledge can be given to us by experience with something new or it can be acquired through. There is always a purpose for acquiring the information. There is a saying that “knowledge is power.” If you think practically, then knowledge is definitely giving you power to dictate your direction in life. There is a complex process through which a person acquires knowledge, and it depends on the mental capacity of a person as to how much knowledge he can acquire....   [tags: Knowledge, Education]

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The Relationship of Allegory of the Cave to Learning and Education

- The Relationship of "Allegory of the Cave" to Learning and Education The "Allegory of the Cave" is Plato's attempt to explain the relationship between knowledge and ignorance. Starting with the image of men in fetters that limit their movement and force them to look only ahead, this is the idea that all men and women are bound by the limits of their ignorance. Men and women are restricted by the limits of the education of their parents and the small amounts that can be culled from their environment....   [tags: Plato Philosophy]

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