Being in a cave it can be dark and cold, but in the photo it shows a small beam of light coming from an opening in the ceiling that subtly opens up the cave and gives you what I think Ra has seen himself all along. The light brings the stillness and darkness of the cave alive while still being able to keep it peaceful. It illuminates all of the beautiful carvings Ra has so generously put together. The top of the cave is like a canopy or the leaves and branches of a tree. So under it, are the people gathered together.
Attempting to look around the cave, the dampness of the air coated every one of us. Somehow, our crave for light have slowly receded, the darkness beyond my senses is intriguing. Our cell phones were all dead like our souls. Darkness has engulfed and devoured their batteries. We were left vulnerable in the barren and mountainous landscape, like a new-born baby left alone in the wild.
In his Republic, we see a group chained and only able to see the shadows of things outside the cave – their truth is that everything is a shadow. This is everyone’s truth, this is right, until someone is released. Upon exiting the cave, they see the world around them and learn that the shadows on the wall are simple depictions of physical things beyond the cave. The sole adventurer outside the cave attempts to go back into the cave and tell everyone that what they know is wrong, that they are right because they have witnessed what is beyond the cave – the truth they are telling, their truth is the way and only way. Plato believed that “absolute, objective Truth” should “be housed in a particular privileged individual,” taken in the form of a philosopher-king (Salvatore 155).
As he leaves the cave, he is blinded by the sun, however, adjusted to this new world. He is amazed as he sees everything more clearly. He discovers the true beauty and meaning of life as he explores more of the world. Soon, he learns that he had spent too much time in the cave, thus always believed the shadows in the cave were real. After spending time in the new world he acknowledges that everything he knew was true,
He may earn allies and meet enemies who will, each in their own way, help prepare him for the greater ordeals yet to come. This is the stage where his skills and/or powers are tested and every obstacle that he faces helps us gain a deeper insight into his character and ultimately identify with him even more. 7. Approach To The Inmost Cave The inmost cave may represent many things in the Hero 's story such as an actual location in which lies a terrible danger or an inner conflict which up until now the Hero has not had to face. As the Hero approaches the cave he must make final preparations before taking that final leap into the great unknown.
But, when adjusted to the sun, the prisoner can see the world as it truly is, not just as the shadows in the cave. Plato begins to explain that if the prisoner returned to the cave to explain what he saw to the other prisoners, they would simply not believe him. Truman, lives in
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”.
He just fled hoping that abandoning his creation would solve the problem.“ I stepped fearfully in: the apartment was empty, and my bedroom was also freed from its hideous guest. I could hardly believe that so great a good fortune could have befallen me, but when I became assured that my enemy had indeed fled, I clapped my hands for joy and ran down to Clerval.” (64) He was relieved to return to where the monster had once been to find that it was gone. Which meant that he thought it would vanish as if it never happened. However, that was not the case, he was not able to run away from his problems. “From you only could I hope for succour, although towards you I felt no sentiment but that of hatred.
Jacob Lumpkin Professor Morrow PHIL-1123 25 January 2017 WIT: Plato’s Cave Plato’s “Allegory of the Cave” is something that speaks to me in a very deep and direct way. It shows that we know much less than we think and that we are prisoners. We begin our lives in the cave accepting what we are taught by our parents, religion, school teachers, and government etc. What we perceive as reality is not always accurate as is shown in this story. We are chained up by our own preconceived beliefs and bias’s, seeing puppet shadows believing them to be reality.