The Allegory Of The Cave By Plato

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The Allegory of the Cave” by Plato
Plato lived around 427 – 347 BCE. He was a friend and a student of Socrates. Socrates is credited one of the greatest philosopher of all time and founder of western philosophy. Most of Socratic philosophy, dialogues, teaching and conversations have passed on and documented by Plato. Plato is best-known for his works including Phaedo, symposium, Phaedrus and Timeous. Allegory of the cave is from The Republic.
The primary purpose is Persuasive. He is trying to persuade the reader to question the reality they believe to be real and come out of the darkness they are used to living in. Plato is making the reader think about the false security and prison they have created for themselves. “Anyone who has common sense
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Through narration of event pattern, he tells the story of how people in the cave lived their lives, created their own reality from illusion and the man who left the cave and saw the real world. Plato uses comparison pattern to compare the life in the cave and the life outside the cave. He uses Description to describe the physical features of the cave. “Above and behind them a fire is blazing at a distance, and between the fire and the prisoners there is a raised way… a low built along the way, like a screen which marionette players have in front of them.” Plato is describing how the cave functions to create a world for the …show more content…
Another strength is the depth of the philosophical questions the work raises, how the reality of life might be filtered through our own version of sanity and understanding. Another strength would be the way he explains how the prisoner would be put to death if he tries to change what the prisoners in the cave believe to be their reality, reflecting how people aren’t ready to hear anything that disproves their truth. Another Strength would be the way he puts all his arguments together, each one supporting one another, making it very difficult for the reader to not support

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