At that moment, he is able to realize that what he thought to be the only reality was really a copy of the real reality. Again he assumes that the statues and the fire are the most real things out there; completely unaware that there are other things more "real" beyond his cave. However, when the prisoner is dragged out of the cave into the real world he finally understands and learns that there are other things out there that he has not seen yet that makes up the world and reality. He is finally enlightened by the knowledge he received by observing his surroundings beyond his
All three boys would wear black, listen to metallica, and were said to be apart of a satanic cult. , as the courts indicated. Damien also had some satanic books in his room. Also one witness testified that Damien had a jar of severed testicles in his room, but it was never proven. The West Memphis Three is still a sore spot for Memphis.
The prisoners have been there since they were infants, living in an underground den. Their legs and necks are chained so they cannot move. Thus, they are only able to see what is right in front of their faces. At a distance behind the prisoners there is a burning fire. Between the prisoners and the fire is an elevated walkway on which people can walk.
In the book Allegory of the Cave, Socrates was talking with Glaucon and he began to explain how light and darkness are found within the nature of a human. In order to provide a better explanation Socrates created an image. This image was a dark den in which many humans were chained from the hands, feet and neck since they were children. These chains kept these prisoners from moving and allowed them to see only a wall of the den. Behind them there was fire, which was the only source of light in the place.
They are appreciative on their transformation and sympathize for the ones who are engulfed in the darkness. When the cave dweller recognizes his evolution, he notices his eyes once were drenched in illiteracy. (Plato 3). Malcom X as well conceded to his own experience. According to Malcom X, “the ability to read awoke inside me some long dormant craving to be mentally alive”.
People generally turn their own thought or things that they have been taught into the truth, but this does not automatically make those thoughts true. Rather than that, it merely makes people seem oblivious to the actual truth due to lack of their education of their surroundings. This is much like the prisoner who was freed because at first, he had the exact same beliefs as his acquaintances, but later he learned the real truth about the world. After reading Plato’s Allegory of the Cave, one can be lead to believe that Plato was trying to teach that uneducated people are “imprisoned” by their own ignorance. This statement is supported when the prisoners in his allegory don’t believe the freed prisoner.
Just as climbing out of the cave is a necessity in Plato’s Allegory of the Cave. Many similarities and bridges can be drawn between “The Matrix” and major philosophical ideas, however, in my personal opinion, the strongest parallel is found in Plato’s Allegory of the Cave. It could even be said that “The Matrix” is a modern spin on Plato’s piece. In Plato’s Allegory of the Cave, Plato explores
From our education system, religious and cultural beliefs, the workforce, and more. In this short essay, I will be writing about my personal thoughts about the “system” and how it relates perfectly to Plato’s Allegory of the Cave. The first point I would like to address is our learning system. From a very young age, we are placed in a room with other children learning the exact same material, the exact same way, from a teacher who was also taught the same exact way when they were younger. To me, this is society’s way of “manufacturing” their future working adults.
A prisoner who escaped captivity from the cave, Plato believed, would slowly start to realise that he was subject to an artificial reality and would start to see the true reality, and the different levels of reality. As he walked out through the cave he would see that the shadows were only projections of the true object cast by the light of the fire. He would then see natural light and realise the light from the fire was also artificial, and he would discover reflections if he looked into a body of water, and then he would see real objects. Finally he would see the sun and make the deduction that it is the ultimate natural source of light. This process of walking out of the darkness and the shadows into the light is a metaphor for one’s path to enlightenment, which can be attempted through philosophy, as a philosopher does not merely rely on the senses seeking knowledge and truth.
To find the root of this uncertainty, we can look to Sontag’s reflection of Plato’s “the allegory of the cave.” In summary, “The allegory of the cave” is about prisoners chained inside of a cave, with no idea of what the outside is like, being given names for the shadows of objects they’ve seen. When the prisoners are freed from their chains, the world they find is not as easily understood, and those years of isolation result in an incomprehensible reality, something analogous to experiencing the relationship between photographs and the reality which they attempt to portray.. In actuality, there is no direct answer as to whether or not there are different types of knowledge or degrees of it. In regards to the the degrees of knowledge, elements could be displayed as“indisputable evidence that the trip was made, that the program was carried out, that fun we had” (Sontag, 9). This means the degrees of knowledge from a photograph are the viewers recollecting the various senses of the photographer; perhaps putting themselves in his shoes and comprehending through a progression of photographic images the experiences of