Allegory Of The Cave Comparison

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“The Allegory of the Cave” by Plato, An Enemy of the People by Henrik Ibsen, and A Man for All Seasons by Robert Bolt all have in common a person that is challenged by a group of people on their beliefs, ideas, as well as knowledge. In “The Allegory of the Cave”, one person is challenged based on his knowledge about the world outside the cave. Next, An Enemy of the People by Henrik Ibsen, Dr. Thomas Stockmann is challenged by the people of his town on his belies of the water being contaminated that later is proven to be true because he sends a sample to be tested. Lastly, A Man for All Seasons by Robert Bolt, Thomas More is challenged by King Henry and his followers on his idea of divorce because he is dedicated to the Catholic Church which doesn’t approve of King Henry divorce. Furthermore, I believe Dr. Thomas Stockmann is a greater hero than Thomas More. “The Allegory of the Cave” by Plato is about a group of prisoners that were chained up in a cave with their backs facing the exit of the cave, unable to see what was going on in the outside world. They occasionally would see shadows on the wall and would…show more content…
Thomas More was a dedicated Catholic man, so because of this he did not approve of divorces. This was a problem when King Henry decided he wanted to divorce his current wife in order to re-marry another woman. Thomas More and his beliefs represent the person that escapes the caves because he doesn’t let the shadows that are being portrayed on the wall which would be lust, passion, and sex come in conflict with his beliefs that come with his religion. King Henry and his followers do not approve of Thomas More beliefs because it intrudes King Henry’s crave for the shadows that are portrayed on the wall; therefore, King Henry executes
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