Essay Analysis Of The Book ' Allegory Of The Cave ' By Plato

833 Words Mar 7th, 2016 4 Pages
As we have grown up we’ve been told or showed issues in life to make us believe the reality taught is true, but in many ways like those of a prisoner like in the book "Allegory of the Cave” by Plato. Martin Luther King “I have a Dream” he could imagine a future where reality could be changed by collective actions of who there needs to be change. In Douglass and Malcolm X writings their realities appeared to be real but by getting educated they were able to become more aware of their reality and was able to have a new purpose in life. The world must confront reality in our own lives and society in order to create change for the good of the world.
Society today has become so reliant on social media for news relating to events. This reliance has turned society into the prisoners and social media are the shadows on the wall just like Plato’s “Allegory of the Cave”. Society in general use social media like Twitter and Facebook for current events we have become blind to the fact not everything we see is real or factual. For instance, social media will post that a celebrity has passed away we tend to believe it, and instead of doing the research, we will continue to watch the shadows (Twitter and Facebook). Social media will place things on the wall for society to see, but some of us choose to sit there and keep watching the shadows on the wall and others will escape for example like doing research on the topic and finding reliable resources and then will post back on social…

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