Plato Allegory Of The Cave Analysis

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Franklin D. Roosevelt once said “no will ever deprive the American people of the right to vote except for the American people themselves and the only way they can do this is by not voting”. Citizen of the United States have the legal right to vote. Having this legal right, a citizen has the ability to make a change in government by voting. Citizens usually vote for the candidate that is in their political favor. There are many different types of elections that occur each year. Elections give people the opportunity to make a change. Americans are not using their right to vote, the major problem with voting declines is that youths are not seeing the benefits of voting. Eric Lui provided a ted talk on the there’s no such thing as not voting informing people on how important it is to vote and educate others. In his Ted talk, he informs listeners that before the media became such a big thing, people used to get excited about voting. During the civil war people would paint pictures about their political parties and get excited about getting in the lines on Election Day. Mr. Lui …show more content…
In his allegory of the cave Plato describes that humans are basically blind to the world outside of their comfort zone. Plato’s cave allegory begins with a group of people living inside of a cave born and raised. One day one of the people is let out of the cave and he gets to explore the world outside. As he explores the world outside of the cave, he decides that he wants to go back to the cave and inform the others of what he had seen. When he returns no one seemed interested. Plato’s theory of the cave can be used with the youth’s current interest in voting because basically no one is interested in voting. The few that are interested are not willing to share with others about the importance of voting. Small groups of people are taking initiative to inform others about voting and how important it

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