Theory Of Dimensions In Plato's The Allegory Of The Cave

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Theory of Dimensions In Plato's' The Allegory of the Cave, allows an individual to realize that which they already know. The situation in the cave seems dark and gloomy, like a place no one would ever want to go. However, the reality is that some people are at a point in their lives where that is where they are, in their own "cave". The people that are in Plato's' cave, the prisoners, have always been there. They all have their legs and necks chained and cannot move. They cannot turn their necks or bodies to look around them. The cave is very dark and there is a fire in the distance. There is a wall in front of them and men are frequently carrying tools and vessels and various shaped objects with them. This creates different shaped shadows for the prisoners to view. All that …show more content…
They thought the shadows were real until they were exposed to something that proved to them that they were not reality. It is very possible that Plato is accurate in stating that the world today is not reality. It will take a fourth dimension to prove that the third dimension is not real. Perhaps all of the realities that people face today, such as love and hatred, it is possible that it is all an image, a mere dream. It is very possible for one to accept the idea of seeking and discovering a higher realm. One must seek the truth and ultimate good in order to advance into another level, perhaps a fourth dimension. It is also possible that each individual controls his own destiny. For example, a prisoner could have chosen to stay in the cave and not walk towards the light and person watching a movie in a theatre can choose to accept it as reality or decide to seek the truth and leave the theatre. One must want to discover new ideas and strive for an ultimate truth to escape the limitations of the cave. Plato believes that there are invisible truths lying under what we normally

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