Analysis Of Plato's Allegory Of A Cave

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In Plato’s “Allegory of a Cave” the main goal and plotline for the prisoner was to be able to go to the light to gain a full concept of truth, reality and justice. After passing the entranceway, he is met by the light which provides him “sharp pains” which eventually turn into being dazzled by it. However, as he grows customary to the light and the enlightenment that is brought forward to him, Plato questions whether he will fully grasp the notion of it. To present instinct Plato writes, “And if he is compelled to look straight at the light, will he not have a pain his his eyes which will make him turn away to thale refuge in the objects of vision which he can see, and which he will conceive to be in reality clearer than the thing which are now being shown to him? True, he said.” This passage is claiming that at first, after being released of the cave which…show more content…
While accepting it, Plato questions whether or not you will fully be able to grasp the concept entirely, comparing the light of knowledge with the darkness, or ignorance, of the night. As found, Plato jolts “And he will see the stars and the spangled heavens: and he will see the sky and the stars by night better than the sun or light of the sun by day? Certainly.” To clarify, Plato says that even if enlightened and beholding the knowledge in front of us (the light), we will never be able to see it as clearly as the night, representing the narrow-minded ignorance that has been fed to us beforehand by the government (or marionette players). So that after being released from the cave and the restrictions that feed us blurred illustrations, we become faced to the light, a.k.a truth, that becomes a painful, complex process to
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