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    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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    1. There is an underground cave in which prisoners are chained, since birth, and faced one direction, with no leeway to swivel their heads. All that they can see is the cave wall in front of them. Behind them there is a low wall where puppeteers come and do “shows” with various objects. The prisoners cannot see the actual object that is being shown, however, they can see the shadow of it because of the fire that is also behind them. They hear the echoes of the puppeteers voices behind them…

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    Of course not; although we know what our parents told us, we also know that we saw a real monster. It is not until we are shown the truth that we finally understand the words that were told to us many times before. In much the same way education cannot be something that a person simply receives; it has to be experienced before we can completely understand it. As Plato states in The Allegory of the Cave, education is not “like putting sight into blind eyes”; instead it is the process of turning…

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    Bordos concept gender ideology and inequality, and Plato describing his concept of the allegory of the cave. I will argue that Bordo’s and Plato’s concepts both Identify that social pressures trap woman in their own bodies. Though I concede that when women think they need to look pretty or even have to cook, I nevertheless maintain a feeling about how Plato describes a way that people are locked down with theses shackles because it is what society is telling them they can and cannot look like.…

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    The allegory of the cave represents Socrates theory regarding human perception. He believes that humans are prisoners that are kept away from the truth therefore they are ignorant. Without some instruction about the world humans will remain in a state of ignorance. Socrates uses several images to help deliver his intended connotation such as the cave, the prisoners, shadows, the game, puppeteers, the escape, and the return. The cave is a haven for the three prisoners chained up inside. The cave…

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    In the essay “The Allegory of the Cave” by Plato, he questions what it means to be “enlightened” and how one should use their knowledge to better the “State.” Plato answers these questions with an allegory, which is “a story that can be interpreted to reveal a hidden meaning, typically a moral or political one.” Through this allegory, Plato begins to describe an underground cave, in which humans have been kept, chained to only see one wall, their whole lives. Due to this limited vision, the only…

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    The Allegory Of The Cave

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    escaped and went outside the cave. The light of truth made them feel hurt. They realized that the game they used to play together – guessing what would appear next on the stone wall was useless because all of them were not real. Someone would like to come back to the darkness of the cave, where they thought they were safe. Someone would realize the genuine knowledge, then they wanted to help others. These people are…

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    In The Republic, Plato tells a scene through the conversation between of one of his students, Glaucon, and his mentor, Socrates. The scene, titled Allegory of the Cave, represents the state of the human race, who is blind to reality. The allegory continues to demonstrate what happens when one person becomes enlightened. Socrates describes a scene set deep in a cave, where a group of men sit chained to a wall. Above and behind them another group of men hold up a flat cut-out shape that…

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    The allegory of the cave shows the effect of education on the human soul; our soul is the immaterial part of a human being or animal which is considered immortal. Without it we are nothing. Every living entity possesses a soul, which makes it unique. These prisoners have lost their souls; have been isolated from reality. The minute we are born, the countdown to our death begins and in that time period we go through a series of events that change us. In addition, the allegory is based on what…

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    The Allegory Of The Cave

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    The use of imagination is found in The Allegory of the Cave, when the ones who were locked in chains saw shadows and used their imagination on what they could be or represent. Until one of them was set free and found what those shadows actually were. The man, who was freed, went and told the ones in chains of what he saw and they rejected him because of what he saw. The use of imagination was rejected so-much-so they ridiculed him. Imagination can be a hindrance in science with altering the…

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