Analysis Of Socrates 'Allegory Of The Cave'
When his eyes adjust, he gets introduced to the world above the cave, where he can understand the meaning of all things, including the shadows of the objects that he now gets to see for real. This portion of the Allegory is akin to a man practicing philosophy and becoming a philosopher; an individual that realizes the ignorance shown by his peers and can now understand all that existence holds. An important piece of this experience is the man’s introduction to complete brightness, now that he beholds a world under sunlight. The sun in the Allegory of the Cave is representative of the absolute Truth or Good that a philosopher seeks after. When the source of Truth and Good shines its light on the man’s life, everything is suddenly