Compare Plato's Response To The Allegory Of The Cave

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3078607 Professor Cheryl King English 1301.81049 24 September 2016 “Allegory” Response “Everything that is seen is not always what is made out of it.” What does that quote mean? Are there people who actually understands this quote and live by it? In Plato’s “Allegory of the Cave,” Socrates explains to Glaucon that life is like being chained up in the cave and having no general knowledge about life. Plato’s Allegory of the Cave portrays a positive message by demonstrating the importance of education. He believes that the truth is diluted and people are easily deceived because of the use of the senses which individuals see and hear. In the “Allegory of the Cave,” there are three men chained to wooden boards inside a cave facing a wall, unable to turn their heads. On the higher level of the cave, a fire exists. Between the fire and the men, civilians walk past with puppets that they carry every day. The puppets form shadows on the walls of the cave which are the only things that the men can see since birth; they mistake theses…show more content…
The details he stated on how people live their lives carefree is accurate. Deception is amongst us and yet, as human beings, we decide to turn a blind eye. Why? The honest truth is, people would much rather do as they please instead of doing the right things, because it makes life simpler. In the current generation, people are ignorant and refuse to listen to reason, especially when they know that they are absolutely wrong. Plato, the philosopher that he is, wants people to understand his words and actions. He wants the people to realize that they are living in their own fantasy world. He wants to show everybody that there is a whole new world when it comes to life itself and that people need to see the bigger picture. His intentions are good, if not, extraordinary. He tries to reach out to his people and spread the word of
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