Allegory of the Cave Essay

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  • Analysis Of Socrates's Allegory Of The Cave

    1. There is an underground cave in which prisoners are chained, since birth, and faced one direction, with no leeway to swivel their heads. All that they can see is the cave wall in front of them. Behind them there is a low wall where puppeteers come and do “shows” with various objects. The prisoners cannot see the actual object that is being shown, however, they can see the shadow of it because of the fire that is also behind them. They hear the echoes of the puppeteers voices behind them bouncing off the cave walls and mistake them for the voices of the shadows in front of them. This leads to a competition on who can best guess the next object that will be shown and explain what it is. They are rewarded for getting this right. One day, a prisoner is let loose to the outside world and has a hard time comprehending what, exactly, is real. He starts with the shadows of objects then reflections on the water. Next, he can see objects for what they really are, including the stars and the sky. He will, then, be able to see the sun…

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  • The Dangers Of Fear In Plato's The Allegory Of The Cave

    Of course not; although we know what our parents told us, we also know that we saw a real monster. It is not until we are shown the truth that we finally understand the words that were told to us many times before. In much the same way education cannot be something that a person simply receives; it has to be experienced before we can completely understand it. As Plato states in The Allegory of the Cave, education is not “like putting sight into blind eyes”; instead it is the process of turning…

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  • Allegories Of A Cave And The Allegory Of The Cave

    Bordos concept gender ideology and inequality, and Plato describing his concept of the allegory of the cave. I will argue that Bordo’s and Plato’s concepts both Identify that social pressures trap woman in their own bodies. Though I concede that when women think they need to look pretty or even have to cook, I nevertheless maintain a feeling about how Plato describes a way that people are locked down with theses shackles because it is what society is telling them they can and cannot look like.…

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  • The Cave: The Allegory Of The Cave

    The allegory of the cave represents Socrates theory regarding human perception. He believes that humans are prisoners that are kept away from the truth therefore they are ignorant. Without some instruction about the world humans will remain in a state of ignorance. Socrates uses several images to help deliver his intended connotation such as the cave, the prisoners, shadows, the game, puppeteers, the escape, and the return. The cave is a haven for the three prisoners chained up inside. The cave…

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  • The Allegory Of The Cave

    The goal of this paper is to examine the allegory of the cave, what it represents, and how it relates to today. The cave is introduced in book VII of the Republic, by Socrates when he is talking about how we should gain our knowledge. The allegory of the cave represents, and introduces Plato’s view on education, and how he perceives the world. In many ways, the cave still relates to the people of today in which we are always being imprisoned by our own parents, teachers, and social media.…

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  • The Right To Voting In The Book Seven Of Plato's Republic

    In his allegory of the cave Plato describes that humans are basically blind to the world outside of their comfort zone. Plato’s cave allegory begins with a group of people living inside of a cave born and raised. One day one of the people is let out of the cave and he gets to explore the world outside. As he explores the world outside of the cave, he decides that he wants to go back to the cave and inform the others of what he had seen. When he returns no one seemed interested. Plato’s theory of…

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  • The Cave, By Plato's The Allegory Of The Cave

    Suha Ahmed Mr. Ruth English 111; Section 4239 22 September 2016 Education and Culture Making its Way Out of the Cave “And now, I said, let me show in a figure how far our nature is enlightened or unenlightened: - Behold! human beings living in a 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…

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  • Allegory Of The Cave

    At the beginning he described the perspective of the prisoners and how we, in a way, are those prisoners. He also describes the environment of the prisoners; he stated that the prisoners are chained inside a cave. Here the “cave” symbolizes how we all live in a world that we consider reality. Ever since we are able to comprehend the world around us, we hold some perspective of that reality that may be false. Once the prisoner was freed and was allowed to look at the light behind him, Socrates…

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  • The Cave Allegory

    In fact, after the man comes back and attempts to tell others about the light, Plato writes that “…if any one tried to loose another and lead him up to the light, let them only catch the offender, and they would put him to death” (Plato, 217). The moral of the cave allegory is that people will steer themselves towards confirmation biases and familiar information, and when confronted with alternative information may respond violently. While scientists don’t attempt to murder each other over…

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  • The Ideas Of Cave And The Allegory Of The Cave

    This allegory explains a metaphor of men being chained to a cave and only seeing shadows of the outside world therefore the men think that that is reality. One man is unshackled and leaves the cave to go outside and learn about the reality outside the cave. When he comes back to explain to the other men they get mad and call him a liar and try to attack him. This book shows that in order to be knowledgeable you must gain some perspective and explore something new. You must learn in order to…

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