Plato, in the story of the prisoners in the cave, represents metaphorically how far is one’s perceptions through physical senses from the reality. Those prisoners in the cave who were kept there since their childhood, had been chained in a manner that they were unable to move around their heads and incompetent to experience the happenings and real things in their surroundings. They were only able to see the opposite wall and the reflections of the statues, objects and other items in the form of humans and animals which were projected by the fire behind them to opposite wall, they presumed to accept those shadowy images on the wall to be real. Comparing this situation from the story to one’s real life, it can be inferred that in most cases people just see one side of a coin while the reality is perceivable only when one be aware of the two sides. The allegory of the cave also portrays that understanding of the reality is obtainable
I will also discuss how they all express Plato’s conception of what is involved in living philosophically, and how they all relate to the cave allegory. In Plato’s dialogue, the cave allegory, I am given a story about a prisoner and allowed to depict an image of what the cave looks like. Inside the cave are prisoners, a fire, a rocky path, and people who carried various artifacts that project shadows on the wall in front of the prisoners. The fire represents the sun, the rocky path symbolizes the journey of the soul, the prisoners represent us, the shadows were what they believed to be the truth, the people carrying the artifacts symbolize influences in life for example parents or teachers. The cave as a whole represents the visible realm.
Plato’s “Allegory of the Cave” has a variety of rhetorical devices that play a major role in the story. Right off the bat this whole story is an allegory because it has a very powerful meaning behind it. The story has metaphors in the passage that supports the story. There are personification that gives human like qualities to non living things. There are many more rhetorical devices used throughout the whole story that supports the entire meaning for example; metaphor, polysyndeton, personification and allegory.
The concept of Plato’s cave was simple: mindless slaves to society would simply accept what they saw because it was easy. However, those who asked the right questions and sought the truth would be rewarded. It was not an easy decision, but it was certainly the right one. In the beginning of the novel, “Fahrenheit 451,” by Ray Bradbury, Montag is much like a prisoner of Plato’s cave. He burns books because it is his job.
The allegory of the cave contains a very poignant message about learning and new experiences but it’s not real. It’s written as Socrates telling a story in order to illustrate his point. The first man is forcibly removed from the cave and shown the light, creating a painful experience. Douglass’ story is autobiographical and it shows a true need for knowledge in order to be free from the bondage of slavery. He has no choice other than to learn and be in pain.
Throughout the ages, humanity has put forth intriguing and thought-provoking ideas through the usage of allegories, metaphors, and symbolism. Through these literary devices, a writer can easily put forth their ideas and beliefs in a easier to comprehend and intriguing way than through merely describing it. One such case can be seen in the Greek philosopher Plato's work, The Allegory of the Cave. The Allegory of the Cave describes a group of humans who are dwelling in an underground cave. They have been there since they were very young, perhaps from birth; we can infer this from Socrates' saying, "Here they have been from their childhood" (Plato, pg.
This story symbolizes what happens when people are restrained from seeing certain things because it causes them to have a different perception of the world that can be far from the truth. That is why the Allegory of the Cave is an example of what philosophy is
In Plato’s Republic, he narrates how puppeteers are able to utilize their skill in the art of manipulation to control benighted men into believing lies; however, the cave also dramatizes how some of these men are later enlightened to see through the manipulation and educate the uneducated into seeing the same. In “Allegory of the Cave,” Plato demonstrates how as part of the human condition, uneducated men can easily be manipulated by men with the power of knowledge until they can be free from their ignorance. The artist Jan Saenredam thoughtfully illuminates Plato’s “Allegory of the Cave” through the incorporation of the puppeteers, the prisoners, the sun, and the shadows. In Saenredam’s illustration, the puppeteers are positioned on a high ledge to represent their power over the prisoners who are trapped beneath their feet. In this drawing, the puppeteers use their skill in creating shadows through manipulating light on the wall of the cave.
Society is often content with adhering to orders and often don't question the true essence of what they’re being told. Plato ventured towards this issue within his famous “The Allegory of the Cave” by using rhetorical devices such as metaphors to illustrate his message. Plato explores the philosophy of society in a particular structure that forces the reader to ponder on the mindset of a blind individual who finally sees the light.
Furthermore, the novel bring up the idea of Plato’s cave, in which Montag attempts to overcome the ideas of the society he grew up around. Plato’s Cave portrays prisoners captive in a cave and forced to look at the shadows projected on the wall in front of them for their entire life, until one of them is set free and allowed he choice of going back to the cave or leaving the cave . Many suggest that the novel Fahrenheit 451 represents the Allegory of the Cave given by the philosopher Plato; from the symbolism of the main character realizing the truth of his society and government, to wanting to know more about the situations around him and how they came to be, and finally making the decision to not go back to the society he grew up in. Some argue when Clarisse questions Montag about the actions of himself and