Frankenstein And Allegory Of The Cave Comparison Essay

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Helen Keller went through her life without her sense of sight or hearing. She was barred from being able to look at the world around her, or hear the sounds of the world. However, she was able to overcome these differences and tell other blind and deaf people about her story. In the same way, Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley, and Allegory of the Cave, by Plato, both give us insight on the ideas of knowledge and truth. By contrasting Frankenstein and “Allegory of the Cave”, we can find the idea of being hidden from the truth, the different forms of knowledge, and telling others about the truth.

First, both Frankenstein and “Allegory of the Cave” show the idea of being hidden from the truth. “Allegory of the Cave” is an allegory where 3 prisoners were tied up in a cave and forced to face the cave wall since childhood. A fire is behind them, with people walking beside it, so the prisoners see the shadows of the things they are holding. But one prisoner is released, and told that the shadows, his “reality”, is not true and only an illusion. Plato writes, “And suppose someone tells him that what he’s been seeing all this time has no substance, and that he’s now closer to reality and is seeing more accurately, because of the greater reality of the things in front of his eyes -- what do you imagine his
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We can find what it means to be hidden from the truth, the different forms of knowledge, and telling others about the truth. However, this is not just a topic that we think about on a day to day basis. This is a topic that we face in the long term: What is the real truth? What is the reality of our universe? Why can we think? And ultimately, why are we made. But for now, just experience the most you can right now. After all, Helen Keller once said, “The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the
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