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The Dividing Lien of Plato's Allegory of the Cave

- Plato’s allegory of the cave, located in Book VII of The Republic is one of the most famous allegories in which he has created. This simile touches base on a number of philosophical ideas which Plato developed over the progression of The Republic (Plato, G.M.A Grube, 1993), the most noticeable being the dividing line. The dividing line is the point between the world of ideas where we live and the world of the forms which is in the heavens. This allegory of the cave helps people understand the theory on which philosophy is based....   [tags: Plato, Allegory of the Cave, analysis]

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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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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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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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Analysis of Plato's Allegory of the Cave

- Analysis of Plato's Allegory of the Cave Plato's "Allegory of the Cave" presents a vision of humans as slaves chained in front of a fire observing the shadows of things on the cave wall in front of them. The shadows are the only "reality" the slaves know. Plato argues that there is a basic flaw in how we humans mistake our limited perceptions as reality, truth and goodness. The allegory reveals how that flaw affects our education, our spirituality and our politics. The flaw that Plato speaks about is trusting as real, what one sees - believing absolutely that what one sees is true....   [tags: Papers Plato Allegory Perspectives Essays]

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The Allegory of the Cave by Plato

- The Allegory of the Cave by Plato      "The Allegory of the Cave," by Plato, explains that people experience emotional and intellectual revelations throughout different stages in their lives. This excerpt, from his dialogue The Republic, is a conversation between a philosopher and his pupil. The argument made by this philosopher has been interpreted thousands of times across the world. My own interpretation of this allegory is simple enough as Plato expresses his thoughts as separate stages. The stages, very much like life, are represented by growing realizations and newfound "pains." Therefore, each stage in "The Allegory of the Cave" reveals the relation between the growth of the mind an...   [tags: Plato Allegory Cave Philosophy Essays]

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Allegory of Faith by Johannes Vermeer

- Allegory of Faith by Johannes Vermeer The painting, Allegory of Faith, located in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, was created by the Dutch Baroque painter Johannes Vermeer. This study of the painting will focus on the subject matter, composition, and the symbolic meaning of the painting in relation to the Catholic faith, as well as the controversy surrounding the success of the painting among modern critics. The characteristic Baroque qualities of this painting will be illuminated through comparison with examples of Dutch 17th century paintings, Vermeer’s other works, and an analysis of his painting technique and style....   [tags: Painting Allegory Faith Vermeer Essays]

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The Allegory of the Cave and Dante

- The Allegory of the Cave and Dante “If you would not be forgotten as soon as you are dead and rotten, either write things worth reading or do things worth writing.” This maxim applies to the poet Dante Alighieri, writer of The Inferno in the 1300s, because it asserts the need to establish oneself as a contributor to society. Indeed, Dante’s work contributes much to Renaissance Italy as his work is the first of its scope and size to be written in the vernacular. Due to its readability and availability, The Inferno is a nationalistic symbol....   [tags: Plato Allegory Cave Dante Essays]

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Allegory and Truman Show

- 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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Allegory : An Allegory?

- 1) What is the definition of “allegory?" An allegory is defined as a complete story, which involves characters, and events that stand for an abstract idea or an event. 2) What is likely to happen when a prisoner is forced to see how the shadows are actually produced. What happens when the prisoner is dragged into the sunshine. If a prisoner was forced to see the true source of the shadows, he will first experience a physical reaction towards it. Essentially, as his eyes have been accustomed to the darkness of the cave, the light from the fire burning behind him will hurt his eyes, which will force him to look away....   [tags: Truth, Reality, Religion, The Prisoner]

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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

- “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

- 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

- Many people rely on what we can see, touch, smell, and hear to be real and true; however there is also the question of how do we know that something is real and true. The world we live in could be made up, and we all could be living in a fantasy. What we, as humans, believe to be real and true could all be a lie. For example, in the Allegory of the cave, these prisoners believed that the stories projected on the wall were true. These stories were fake, but the prisoners believed it was true because that is all they had been taught....   [tags: Morpheus, The Matrix, Redpill, The Matrix Reloaded]

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The Allegory Of The Cave

- The allegory of the cave is an enlightening philosophical work made by Greek Philosopher, Plato. The allegory portrays people as sponges and that they only know as much as they are told, whether it is true or not and it compares the effect of education and the lack of it in human nature. Plato’s allegory of the cave is highly comparable to the movie called “The Truman Show”, which some may argue is a modern adaptation that is more relatable today. It shares some of the main themes of the allegory, for example the seven symbols of the cave: the light/fire, the shadows, the breaking of the chains, the prisoners, the free prisoner, the cave, and the real objects....   [tags: Reality television, The Truman Show, Reality]

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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

- The Allegory of the Cave is a hypothetical scenario, described by Plato, in the form of a conversation between Socrates and Glaucon. Socrates describes the picture of prisoners living in a cave where they have no source of light except for the one provided by the fire. There since birth, the prisoners live in a fixed position, staring at the shadows that are projected onto the walls. The puppeteers walk along a path behind the chained prisoners, each holding different objects. They live in a state of constant prediction, waiting for future shadows to be cast....   [tags: Religion, Truth, The Prisoner, Plato]

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The Allegory Of The Cave

- Plato is one of the great philosophers in history, which still is teaching us lessons today. One of his most historic story, “Allegory of the Cave.” When discussing his views of truth and reality, and how the truth we experience is not direct or literal, is best explained through his words. Allegory of the cave in modern times, is the equivalent of the movie, “The Matrix” (The first film). What better representation of a classic tale told in a modern way. If the world you have learned to accept and the truth that you surround yourself with, could all be changed, would you take the leap of faith to truly understand what the truth is....   [tags: Truth, Mind, Theory, Reality]

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The Allegory of the Cave

- The Allegory of the Cave or also known as, Myth of the Cave, is a good example of explaining the feature of the way people think. It is a concept that demonstrates how humans are fearful of change and what they don’t know. Plato says that men are living in an underground cave and it is a situation. The Allegory of the Cave is Plato's explanation of the education of the soul toward enlightenment. Plato talks about being free, everyday life, knowledge, and essentially what he wrote to be true. I think that he was very unique with his writings because there are so many ways to look at the world and his way was just one....   [tags: Philosophy]

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The Allegory Of The Cave

- In Plato’s, “The Allegory of the Cave” he is telling a story about Socrates and a conversation with Glaucon, Plato’s brother. In this story Socrates tells Glaucon of a cave, “Behold. Human beings living in an underground den, which has a mouth open towards the light and reaching all along the den; here they have been from their childhood, and have their legs and necks chained so that they cannot move, and can only see before them, being prevented by the chains from turning round their heads” (Plato)....   [tags: Plato, Socrates, Philosophy, Socratic method]

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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

- “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

- 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

- 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

- 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

- The Allegory of the Cave is a metaphor found in Book XII of The Republic written by the Greek philosopher, Plato. It is a dialogue between Plato and a man named Glaucon that discusses several different theories about human nature and the idea of enlightenment. Many people question whether or not the theories mentioned in Book XII apply to the government of the United States as it is today. It is evident after reading Book XII of Plato’s Republic that the answer is yes; his theories remain relevant, even in the world of today....   [tags: Truth, Theory, The Prisoner, Reality]

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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

- 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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The Allegory Of The Bear

- The Allegory of the Bear Once upon a time, a little kid’s home was strolled by a malignant bear. The little kid was wary of alarming the bear, the kid skulked around the bear at the break of dawn to escape the bear. But, you might ponder, what happened when the bear was startled. The seven hells broke loose. The kid’s adrenaline levels sky rocketed, with palms drenched in sweat and a heartbeat worth a mile per minute the kid urgently sprinted, like the lightning was about to strike. The forest ahead was without end, and the kid wasn’t always able to surpass the vicious bear....   [tags: American films, English-language films, Mind]

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Temperance and Allegory

- In The Faerie Queene, Edmund Spenser set out to create a work that could never be rivaled in breadth and complexity. His magnificent poem spans religious and literary movements, exalts and denounces rulers at the same time, honors traditional poetic forms and creates new ones, all while telling a fantastic story of romance, heroism, morality, and glory. In book two, Sir Guyon, the knight of temperance, is led into hell, and tempted by the creature known as Mammon, but remains faithful to his temperate values....   [tags: Poetry Analysis ]

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Matrix : The Matrix And The Allegory Of The Cave

- “There’s a difference between knowing the path and walking the path,” a quote by Morpheus in The Matrix. Reflecting on both The Matrix and The Allegory of the Cave, the storyline goes deep into the knowledge of enlightenment. Putting what we think of enlightenment into a new perspective. Both of these profound stories go into a topic about what is real life or is all of it just a dream. Starting off in the centuries ago text, Allegory of the Cave, Plato goes in depth about what his thoughts on politics, understanding of human experience, and knowledge....   [tags: The Matrix, Morpheus, Simulated reality]

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Allegory Of The Cave And The Matrix Essay

- The quote “The power and capacity of learning exists in the soul already” comes from the Greek philosopher, Plato. He hints at the fact of knowledge residing within a person from birth (Plato 288). However, he also goes on to say a person must achieve enlightenment to reach full potential of learning. The Allegory of the Cave, by Plato, explores the concept of enlightenment through the abstract image of releasing lifelong prisoners from a cave. Once released, the prisoners achieve enlightenment through their experiences in the outside world....   [tags: The Matrix, Morpheus, The Matrix Reloaded]

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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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Allegory Of The Cave And The Matrix Essay

- What is reality. Is it a fictional creation individuals have created for themselves over a course of centuries. What is real; what is not real. In Allan Bloom’s, The Republic of Plato, originally, The Republic, by Plato, is based off of Plato’s teacher, Socrates’, work. Plato used Socrates’ work as a means to write the “Allegory of the Cave” and uncover the true meanings behind: what is true form. What do individuals deem as being real. The Matrix, a 1999 science fiction film, starring Keanu Reeves, illustrates a reality for humans that is actually a simulated reality, known as “the Matrix.” Furthermore, in both pieces of work, The Republic of Plato and The Matrix, function as a means to dis...   [tags: The Matrix, Simulated reality, Virtual reality]

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Analysis Of The Allegory Of The Cave

- Perhaps the most prominent philosophical metaphor of all time, The Allegory of the Cave interweaves and connects the broader themes explored in Republic. According to Plato, the allegory’s underlying purpose is to represent “how far our nature is enlightened or unenlightened.” In doing so, the allegory unveils the very essence of Platonism and builds upon the concepts of Forms, philosophy, and the philosopher. In Book VII, Socrates skillfully depicts an image in order to illustrate his view of the human condition....   [tags: Plato, Philosophy, Dialectic, Platonism]

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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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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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Symbolism In Plato's Allegory Of The Cave

- Plato’s “Allegory of the Cave” Many individuals question human nature and how our society is created to find justice. “Allegory of the Cave” written by Plato, a Greek philosopher, was a dialogue between Glaucon and Socrates. In Plato’s Allegory of the Cave, depicts the idea that some people are seeing the truth to be “aching. People were born to be told things, which naturally believed is hard to know what is true. They are unable to see the reality and when told the truth, it would be hard for people to accept it any other way....   [tags: Fast food restaurant, McDonald's, Nutrition]

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Euthyphro Analysis : The Allegory Of The Cave

- Sabrina Hill June 29, 2017 Adam Pave Phil 101 Euthyphro Analysis Paper After reading The Allegory of the Cave we see how the journey of the truth unfolds. Euthyphro also takes a similar road to the truth. Both, Allegory of the cave and Euthyphro are very similar in the ways that they both are in search of this truth. Ignorance and wisdom are both brought about in these texts. Both Explore and face many struggles to this light. The Allegory of the Cave helps in the understanding of the Euthyphro text because it sets us in the right direction on the discovery to the truth where we learn how ignorance can prevent you from gaining wisdom....   [tags: Plato, Truth, Knowledge, Prison, Question]

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The Truman Show And The Allegory Of The Cave

- In 400 B.C.E. Plato created the enlightening philosophical work, the Allegory of the Cave. He said seeing your senses is not enough. The Allegory of the Cave is a concept where the Greek philosopher questions the basis of human existence. The film “The Truman show, starring Jim Carey, incorporates the whole idea of the Allegory of the Cave and raises similar concerns. They both deal with the idea that humans assume that where ever they find themselves is the real world and whatever life presents them is reality....   [tags: Reality, Reality television, Truth]

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Symbolism In Plato's Allegory Of The Cave

- Plato’s ‘Allegory of the Cave’ rotates around the notion of our vision as humans being limited, and only being exposed to a certain extent of knowledge within our surroundings. The Allegory of the Cave presented a rare case where prisoners were trapped in a cave for all their lives with hands, neck and feet bound to look at a wall with shadows beings casted by a fire that lies behind them. Once a prisoner breaks free of the binds, his curiosity allows him to follow the light that then exposes him to the real world where he is blinded by the sun....   [tags: The Prisoner, Woman, Truth, The Real World, Prison]

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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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Symbolism In Plato's The Allegory Of The Cave

- Plato, a famous Greek philosopher and a student of Socrates who wrote the Allegory of the Cave, attempts to answer some of the philosophical questions, most notably about the nature of reality. He tells the 'Allegory of the Cave' as a conversation between his mentor, Socrates, who inspired many of Plato's philosophical theories, and one of Socrates' students, Glaucon. The allegory symbolizes the world as a dark cave with humans as trapped prisoners, and all of our experiences shadows on a wall. Through vivid imagery, Plato’s symbolism creates a message and enlightens the minds of those who turn away from intellectualism....   [tags: Perception, Sense, Philosophy, Psychology, Mind]

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Symbolism In The Allegory Of The Cave

- In Plato’s “Allegory of The Cave”, a prisoner has the desire to explore far beyond the cave that he has been in his whole life. He is seeking freedom and exploring what that consists of. When his chains miraculously were unhampered, he is able to leave the cave and explore the world outside. Seeing the contrast in light and stars, discovering what a reflection looks like, and seeing what the environment was like overwhelmed him dramatically. He returned to the cave and told the other prisoners what he had experienced, trying to convince them to join him, nonetheless, they thought he had gone insane....   [tags: Sun, The Prisoner, Symbol, Prison, The Age]

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The Allegory Of The Cave And The Apology

- "The Allegory of the Cave" and "The Apology" by Plato explore the methods in which people for themselves, usually through the cultivation of the soul. "The Allegory of the Cave" employs an allegory to highlight the importance of the soul, while "The Apology" focuses on Plato 's beloved mentor, Socrates, and his views on tur value of the soul. Both allegory and dialogue seek to stress the importance of the truth to caring for one 's self. The pursuit of the truth and the care of the self are intricately intertwined; one cannot do without the other....   [tags: Soul, Socrates, Plato, Life]

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Plato 's Allegory Of The Cave

- The Philosopher Plato was alive during the period of 400 BCE. One of his most famous excerpts cited in philosophy is Plato’s allegory of the cave. Plato believed that innate ideas came from the world of form. He was a rationalist and he held a very strict notion of knowledge. Plato’s allegory of the cave is a theory concerning human perception and is very significant to philosophy. To briefly summarize the allegory the people who grew up in the cave all their life had been retrained from seeing anything that wasn’t in frontal viewing....   [tags: Platonism, Epistemology, Mind, Meaning of life]

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Plato 's Allegory Of The Cave

- Plato defines wisdom as the constant pursuit of knowledge in his dialogue The Republic Plato illustrates his idea of forms through an analogy, the allegory of the cave. In this dialogue, Plato exemplifies wisdom and inadvertently creates an analogy that is applicable to modern day Christianity. In Plato 's allegory, there are many examples of individuals who display the characteristics of one he would presume wise. In his allegory, there are two groups of people; those who are in the cave and those who are outside the cave....   [tags: Plato, Virtue, Wisdom, Christianity]

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Plato 's Allegory Of The Cave

- 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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Symbolism In Plato's Allegory Of The Cave

- Plato’s Allegory of the Cave is a divergent approach to the idea of human life and the defects that are riveted to it. His specific use of diction married with his deeply rooted use of symbolism suggest a question that often eludes the minds of man: How can we decipher between ‘shadows’ and ‘images’ in a ‘dark cave’ whilst deprived of all mobility by ‘chains?” The answer is simple, free oneself from the ‘chains’ that hold us bound and turn to face the ‘light.’ However, in the allegory, though the ‘chains’ are breakable the ‘light’ at first sight is painful to to the prisoner's ‘eyes’ and they would rather just stay ‘chained’ in the cave looking at shadows because that is what's comfortable,...   [tags: Plato, The Prisoner, José Saramago, Symbolism]

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Analysis Of Allegory Of The Cave

- The Allegory of the Cave comes from book number seven of Plato’s “The Republic”. The Allegory uses a cave to demonstrate the lives of human beings. The Allegory portrays four main sections. The first section is about the topography or layout of the cave which explains what is in the cave. The next section is about the dynamics of escape or release from the cave. The third is about the existence outside of the cave, and the last sections explains the return or descent back into the cave. Plato shows us how we are much like the prisoners trapped by the artifacts or distractions created by the fire dwellers, and how these distractions take up our lives....   [tags: Universe, World, Reality, Sun, The Prisoner, Earth]

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Reality In The Allegory Of The Cave

- Reality. What is reality. I ask myself, repeating the question in my head, and am I living it, or am I living just a false reality that’s being presented to me. In reading Plato’s Allegory of the cave, it made me ask myself this question, what is reality. In Plato’s story he examined the definition of reality. Reality according to oxford dictionary is “The state of things as they actually exist, as opposed to an idealistic or notional idea of them” (Oxford Dictonary). In The Allegory of the Cave, reality to the prisoners in the cave, were mere shadows that appeared on the wall, produced by the fire that sat behind the objects that cast them....   [tags: Reality, The Machine Stops, Virtual reality, Truth]

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History Of Cave And The Allegory Of The Cave

- Fedrick Douglass bondage and his freedom In Plato’s story in the “Allegory of the cave” makes a representation of realization and the truth. Fedrick Douglas, a narrative of the life of himself as a American slave, connects us to Plato’s philosophical idea shown in the story “The Allegory of the cave.” Fedrick Douglas illustrates the way in life of reality and truth, and the illusion the real world gives us. Fedrick Douglas was a African American slave who had no rights, Which connects his story to “My Bondage, My Freedom.” Fedrick Douglas tries to run away from his darkness and finds out the real truth and become aware of the real world....   [tags: Slavery in the United States, American Civil War]

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Analysis Of Allegory Of The Cave

- Megan Bruenger Mr. Jennings AP English Literature and Composition 19 June 2017             Plato’s “The Allegory of the Cave”: Education     The allegory of the cave can often be used as a metaphor for the way that people take in information. This process entails learning. Education is all about receiving information and what you chose to do with it. It also involves considering the source of your information and realizing that you may not be able to accept the first thing you hear.     The prisoners in the cave are chained to a wall and are not allowed to move their heads....   [tags: Truth, Education, The Prisoner, Reality]

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Allegory Of The Cave And The Matrix

- Karen Wong Marga Teichman English 101 7 June 2017 Response Two: “The Allegory of the Cave” and Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance In Plato’s “The Allegory of the Cave” and the film The Matrix, we are able to see connections between the two works as they comment on the definition of reality. As presented in “The Allegory of the Cave,” Plato juxtaposes the enlightened people (as depicted by those who have seen the sun and been out of the cave) and the ignorant people (as depicted by those who only know what is within the cave)....   [tags: Reality, The Matrix, Virtual reality]

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Symbolism In The Allegory Of The Cave

- In Plato’s “The Allegory Of The Cave” a lot of symbolization of life now with close minded people and back when he wrote the story exists till this day. People who are only taught one thing or don’t have any other vision or don’t expand their mind. For example the people in the story only seeing the cave their whole life have no idea what the world is like. The cave is a symbol of life close minded people live. The prisoners in the cave have never seen anything but the cave. For example, people who are taught to be racists from the time they are born are most likely will grow up racist, they don’t understand other people’s ideas or reasons of others just the ones they were taught....   [tags: Thought, Mind, Cognition, Idea, Reality]

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Analysis Of ' Allegory Of The Cave ' By Plato

- What is reality. What education means to it. There are lots of question for the education in today’s life. One of the story, “Allegory of the Cave” by Plato is the best way to express the ideas of the education in real. Students as well as elders believe that the education is the only way to stand in the society. That is false. Just the education is not helpful to a student in daily life because the studies or subjects they will study will not prepare them for a challenging life, they will also need general knowledge....   [tags: Education, Student, Reality, Psychology]

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Analysis Of ' Babylon Revisited ' As An Allegory

- What is the you thoroughly understand the term “allegory” and that you can discuss “Babylon Revisited” as an allegory?—This question is garbled and does not make sense. Charlie Wales focuses on his visit to Paris as an extended allegory, imposing a moral value on every place that he visits and incident that occurs. He is hoping to redeem himself from the period of drunken debauchery that led to the death of his wife and loss of his daughter to relatives’care. Whether he is driving through the streets of Montmartre, the site of many past revels, or trying to find a restaurant without past negative associations where he can have lunch with his daughter, the evils of the past form pictures in...   [tags: Seven deadly sins, Sin, William Faulkner, Envy]

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Analysis Of ' Allegory Of The Cave '

- 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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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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Analysis Of Plato's Cave Allegory

- Do we really understand the world we live in and see everyday. Is our everyday perception of reality a misinterpretation, which somehow we can’t break free from. A famous Greek philosopher by the name of Plato sought out to explain this in an experiment he called the Cave Allegory. I will discuss what the Cave Allegory is as well as talk about the movie Interstellar, which is a great example of Plato’s Cave Allegory and how it relates to Plato’s ideas. The question we have to answer first is, what is Plato’s Cave Allegory....   [tags: Human, The Real World, Reality, Religion]

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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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Allegory Of The Cave And The Matrix Essay

- “Will he not fancy that the shadows which he formerly saw are truer than the objects which are now shown to him”(Plato 285). In both “The Allegory of the Cave” and “The Matrix” they explore the same idea and question of what is “reality”. In the Cave prisoners are chained to walls and are not allowed to move or speak to one another only left with a shadow on the wall and their imaginations of what is reality. In Matrix we are shown a character by the name of Neo exploring the “real world” outside of the matrix....   [tags: The Matrix, Simulated reality, Virtual reality]

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Self Reflection In The Allegory Of The Cave

- As one reads Plato’s timeless classic, “The Allegory of the Cave,” from his best known work, The Republic, one begins an experience of self reflection. As one follows the path of the freed prisoner, one begins to see their own image embodied in the prisoner, triggered by all sorts life experiences and mindsets. As I read and analyzed the philosophical message of the “Allegory of the Cave” Plato spoke to my developing teenage mind. He showed me how my current transition to adulthood is more of a “light” of passage, than a rite of passage....   [tags: High school, Reality, 2002 albums, The Prisoner]

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Allegory Of The Cave Essay

- Plato’s Allegory of the Cave is the pinnacle of philosophy, many future philosophers based their own philosophies from Plato’s Allegory. A simple Allegory questioning truth and reality has also shaped current pop culture. The past shapes the future, it is surreal knowing how a single man from the past with his love for wisdom influenced modern films. The Allegory is a simple story that makes people question their truth and their morals in which they live by. The Allegory tells a story of a prisoner who has escaped the “fake” reality and has seen “truth”; the informed prisoner attempts to return to his fake world to enlighten other prisoners of their ignorance....   [tags: The Truman Show, Reality, Reality television]

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‘The Crucible’ as an Allegory for McCarthyism

- ‘The Crucible’ is an allegory. An allegory is a story with an obvious meaning but if you look deeper into it, there is another meaning. In this case, the obvious meaning is the Salem witch-hunt and the hidden meaning is McCarthyism. McCarthyism started in the early 1950’s and it was governmental accusations with no evidence. Joseph McCarthy started doing trials on those he thought were communist, but he had no evidence for it. This is the same as the witch trials in The Crucible. Arthur Miller wrote this in response to McCarthyism....   [tags: allegories, Crucible, authur miller, McCarthyism,,]

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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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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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Plato 's Allegory Of The Cave

- What constitutes a well lived life People have different meanings and explanations on how to live a well and happy life. Some may say living a great life is to be successful, having a family and all the materials you want in life. others might argue and say that a great life or living a better life is not always about having or seeking the best materials in life, but helping those that are around you, feeding the hungry, clothing the poor in other words taking care of the people or benefitting the least well off....   [tags: Virtue, Meaning of life, Positive psychology]

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Reality In Allegory Of The Cave

- In the essay “Allegory of the Cave” by Plato, a conversation ensues between Socrates and Glaucon depicting a cave in which human being are chained without the ability to question their reality. The prisoners are unaware of they are prisoners, thus creating their own fabricated world within the cave. “They have been there since childhood, chained not just by their legs but by their necks, so that they can’t move and can only look ahead of them – the neck-chain makes it impossible for them to turn their heads round.” (Plato 239) The argument depicts the notion in which people fall into two categories....   [tags: Reality, Metaphysics, Mind, Ontology]

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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 Allegory Of The Cave

- In life the more we understand a certain topic the better prepared we will be to handle it when it comes our way. It doesn’t matter if it is Math or Philosophy the knowledge we acquire through education about subjects will be used to our advantage. Knowing and understanding philosophy is because it gives us an upper hand when it comes to life. In Plato’s Allegory of the Cave he depicts a world in which people who lack knowledge are trapped inside a cave where all they know is what they can see through the shadows that creep into the caves....   [tags: Logic, Argument, Philosophy, Plato]

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Allegory used in Animal Farm

- Written in the middle of World War II, it took two years for George Orwell’s Animal Farm to be published, finally, on the 17th of August 1945, into a post-war world. His novel contains themes of satire and the general characteristics of dystopian fiction, although its primary convention is allegory. George Orwell was an outspoken democratic socialist and his imposed his concerns and criticism of Soviet Russia into his book. On a literal level, Animal Farm can be interpreted as how ethics can easily be twisted into warped versions of the original and provides a good moral lesson for those who are reading, yet on a more symbolic level, it exhibits Orwell’s concerns on the use of education and...   [tags: George Orwell, literary analysis]

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Plato's Allegory of the Cave

- Plato is one of the most iconic authors in the history of philosophy. Even today, his words live strong in modern thinking and society. He was a highly spoken citizen of Athens (Kraut, 2013). His input in the politics and the society of Athenian life made him a major player in the success of democracy in ancient civilization (Kraut, 2013). Being one of the first real “philosophers” in history, Plato was looked up to by scholars of that time, as well as current philosophers of our time. His most influential work of writing is The Republic where he makes many assumptions while also including ideas and conversations with other thinkers of the time like Socrates and Thrasymachus (Kraut, 2013)....   [tags: history of philosophy]

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Allegory Of The Cave Essay

-                 Allegory Of The Cave     In Plato’s story “Allegory Of the Cave” there are a group of prisoners that have been chained in a dark cave their whole life not being able to turn back at all. The only contact they have with the outside world is seeing the shadows of the things that pass behind them. Then one prisoner becomes free and is able to explore the outside world. When the freed prisoner steps outside for the first time in his life the beaming sun blinds him but then gets used to the sun and is amazed by everything not being just a shadow....   [tags: 2002 albums, Prison, The Real World, World, Change]

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Allegory Of The Cave Analysis

- In the story “Allegory Of The Cave” it shows a life lesson on how individuals can act stubborn in the world because they are not educated or aware of certain artifacts. In this essay i will give you examples of how real life situations relate to the story “Allegory Of The Cave”.  In Plato’s story “Allegory Of the Cave” there are a group of prisoners that have been chained in a dark cave their whole life not being able to turn back at all. The only contact they have with the outside world is seeing the shadows of the things that pass behind them....   [tags: Prison, 2002 albums, Life, The Real World, World]

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The Ring Of Gyges And The Allegory Of The Cave

- Justice and knowledge are not easily explained; however, Plato, uses thought experiments to capture vivid images of what the two words actually mean. The Ring of Gyges and the Allegory of the Cave both enlighten the hazy ideas of the true meaning behind knowledge and justice. These readings stretch made me stretch my brain and think about things that have never crossed my mind before. Plato is a wonderful philosopher that explains things vividly so that his readers can fully understand the meaning and his view....   [tags: Plato, Philosophy, Ring of Gyges, The Prisoner]

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