Light And Darkness In Plato's Allegory Of The Cave

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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. Between the fire and the prisoners there was a wall where people walked with many objects such as wood animals and materials of all kinds. The slaves could only see the shadows of everything that passed through this wall, since the strings did not allowed them to move their heads. Socrates was creating a bigger image, but at the same time he asked Glaucon questions in order to help…show more content…
In spite of that, I though the way that Socrates explained his idea with a series of events was very interesting. I perfectly understood the beginning of the story, but I ceased to find that connection between the beginning and the end. Since the ideas of Socrates were very complex and difficult to understand, this story made think too much in order to make a logical conclusion However, what I understood the most was "how humans adapt to everything. The perception of reality may be different for each person depending on the situation they find themselves in. Reality is subject to change as time goes by, your perspective of reality will be different from that of others depending on the events that you experience. At the end, Socrates made me understand how evil will fill our eyes with darkness. Those who step out of the darkness will relate to those who are in the dark at this time. On the other hand, those who have always been in the light will mock at the ones who are still in the
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