Plato Cave Essay

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In Plato's Cave each allegorical figure represents many different things. The cave represents shelter. The cave is a sense of confinement everything about the cave simply becomes like home. The cave is where the prisoners felt safe even though it was like jail. The sun, well the sun in my opinion is hope to a new life. The sun was a new world nothing like the ...view middle of the document...

Shadows now became the physical people, place and things you can touch. The prisoners are life like people who easily are influenced. Influenced to believe nothing else exist but shadow figures. The prisoners are just people; people who have no choice but to deal with the environment they are in. As for the shadows, they were simply meant to represent what only exist other than the wall and the rest of the people held captive with you. Even though the shadows all were different but consist of reality it made gave the mind of the prisoner’s false truth.
In Plato's Cave allegory means the fact of having people know the difference between what is truth and what is false perception. It relates to Plato's theory because the prisoners were chained down and could only see the shadows day in and out. Never knowing that they were living in darkness and a full world waited for them on the outside. Plato theory is very well thought out making it easy to understand how people are easily influenced.

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