Analysis Of A Homemade Education By Malcolm X

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Malcolm X, a great man who inspired many people, was not always an educated man. He had his struggles and inspirations like many other people, but what he did to overcome his struggles, and his self-driven attitude, made him an inspiration to others. Plato was a great philosopher who used inspirational and elaborate methods to describe perseverance. In addition, Plato explains how to pursue difficult obstacles in life to achieve enlightenment. In order to overcome challenges in life, one must be dedicated and have self-driven aspirations, because life is not a hand out, one must work hard for what they wish to obtain. In the narrative essay, “A homemade education” by Malcolm X, X was traveling down a difficult path in life. When he was younger, Malcolm X “(b)ecame increasingly frustrated at not being able to …show more content…
Both talk about through change and self-determination, one can achieve greatness; not only for themselves, but for the people surrounding them. Malcolm X was a self-driven man who wanted to empower people, like Elijah Muhammad, but he knew he needed education to speak properly. Plato talked about a prisoner who if set free from his restraints and introduced to enlightenment, would take every step possible to pursue knowledge. When I realized I wanted to own my own businesses and be an entrepreneur, my self-driven mindset helped me pursue every opportunity to educate myself and achieve my goals. Through hard work and dedication, I will achieve my goals just like Malcolm X and Plato. In the essay, “The Allegory of the Cave” by Plato, the prisoners chained to the wall have no frame of reference to the outside world. The only visible light is in the form of a slight flicker coming from the fire behind the wall to where they are chained. They can only see their own shadows and believe the fire is their sun: their only source of light. Plato says

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