The prisoners had a perception of what they thought was a real object but instead it was just a projection of fiction that was not real along with the echoes that were portrayed inside of the cave. Appearance and reality played an important role in this story because it was the truth and what the prisoners were perceiving. One of the prisoners is released and is forced to go outside and see the fire and sunlight. Their eyes
Book VII of the Republic, begins with a description of a group of people who have lived chained and motionless to a wall for their entire lives. The individuals stare at a blank wall as shadows are projected from objects passing in front of a fire that lies behind them. Over time they begin to give names to the shadows that they see and believe these sounds they hear echoing from the walls come from the shadows. These sites and sounds are the only reality that the prisoners know and believe that they see are real. Socrates then poses that one of the prisoners becomes free from his chains and turns to see the fire.
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
The prisoners being inside the cave seeing shadows only rely on what they see to be realistic and dwell in their positions. The prisoners do not know what the outside world is like. Suddenly, one prisoner gets released and get out of the cave and see a new world. In that case, the prisoner experiences a new surrounding and quickly adjusts to it; however, the other prisoners would not listen. Like that, we realize that we adjust to our present surroundings; but once our surroundings change, we quickly adjust to the new surroundings.
The monument was not only a statue of the man but represented Main aswell, this could also show the disrespect for the state he lived in. Along with the neglect the statute was given, it also got its unwanted attention. “The statue was vandalized, repaired, and then ended up in a warehouse where it was eaten by rats”(source F). Just because something has no value personally doesn 't mean that someone has to ruin it for other people. Having “fun” at someone else 's expense tells a lot about the true character of the individual which is revealed by the violated monument.
When the person escapes from the chains, he realizes that he is ignorant on his ignorance. He learns that there is more to existence than these shadows. The struggle to get out of the cave is the person become more knowledgeable; once the person is out of the cave and his eyes are adjusted to the light, he has now been educated, which means he is good. The people in the cave are still ignorant, because the educated person good, he will help the others become educated. This will not be easy, the educated persons sight won’t be accustomed to the dim light, so he will have trouble seeing, also the ignorant people will be hard to help because of how ignorant they are they will call the educated person ignorant and slander him.
One may wonder while reading Plato’s Allegory of the Cave if Plato was correct in saying or portraying that the ascent is a rough path. Plato is correct that the ascent is rough because gaining knowledge is difficult, because his physical state, and human nature. In Plato’s Allegory of the Cave, the human beings are chained up, unable to move or even turn their heads around. In the event that one of the prisoners was released, he or she would have a difficult time physically because of their lack of activity, and exercise in the cave. Because the cave is supposed to represent the effect of education, it makes sense that the man leaving the cave would have difficulties.
The narrative describes the cave as an “underground dwelling” with “human beings living” inside (463). Although “light is provided by a fire burning far above and behind them,” the prisoners face a wall and cannot turn around. Instead, the humans, “with their necks and legs fettered,” are only able “to see in front of them” (463). Behind the prisoners and in front of the fire are people who carry “multifarious artifacts,” such as statues of people and other animals, made of stone, wood, and every material” (463). Each day, the prisoners watch the shadows of these people and the objects they carry around.
In this statement, Lennie is isolated because he has a childish personality and George has to do the talk for Lennie. If George was not with Lennie, Lennie would be isolated to everyone around him. In the story, Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck. The author has characters that have an appearance in which is beyond a person's control, to cause them to be an outcast. I think that having isolation in the story makes the story more interesting in which the characters have their own characteristics, to make each character come to Mice in a certain way to make the story more of a reality.which makes the story exciting and interesting to
"1(cite) They are completely immobilized, and have been since childhood. There is a slit in the wall behind them and outside, in what we would recognize as the "real world," there is a path that people walk along at nearly all times of the day. Between the prisoners and the wall, there is(make sure it is present tense for the description of the cave) a fire; this fire serves no purpose other than to cast shadows from those outside on to the interior wall in front of the captives. Socrates likens the wall "...like the screen which marionette players have in front of them, over which they show the puppets. "(cite) To the prisoners, what they see is(emphasis) reality, it is their reality.
These people are puppeteers, who use the fire to project everyday objects on the cave wall (514b). Since they could not move their heads, the shadows produced by the puppeteers are all the prisoners can perceive. They accept these images to be the truth, rather than just shadowy representations of what is actually in existence. In Plato’s theory, the cave represents people who believe that knowledge comes from what we see and hear in the world – empirical evidence. The raised wall and chains symbolize the limitations in our thinking.