The Similarities Between The Allegory Of The Cave And Fahrenheit 451

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The Price of the Truth
Many things in life at first glance are nothing alike. Once seen they are often never compared because they appear unassociated, but sometimes if given a second thought similarities can be found. Plato’s “Allegory of the Cave”is about prisoners in a cave, and Ray Bradbury’s book “Fahrenheit 451” is about burning books. So what do they have in common? Well, if you take a closer look at both pieces you will see that they are more alike than unalike. Plato’s allegory mentions the sun which symbolizes the truth. In Fahrenheit 451 there is a character named Clarisse who also symbolizes the truth. The shadows on the cave wall symbolize the lies of society told to them through things like media, which is also

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