Plato's Cave

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1. The prisoners represent those people who cannot get rid of the superficial and illusory thoughts and understand the real things in the world. Unfortunately, Plato indicates that most of the ordinary people in a society are the “prisoners” and cannot find the real truth. 2. The cave indicates a ubiquitous society, which is an ignorant and backward society in Plato’s mind. It’s a society which people are limited to many rigid controls and can only see the “shadows” of the real facts so that they can only understand the lesser level of the world. 3. The prisoners in the cave won’t believe that there can be the “real facts” other than what they see and think in the cave. They are challenged and won’t accept the fact that they are in
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