Allegory of the Cave Essay

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  • Allegories Of A Cave And The Allegory Of The Cave

    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. If women can break out of these shackles or the social norms they will live a life free of society pressures. This issue is important because women are judged in society, by how they look, dress, and how they have the job of cooking and being in the kitchen. If they don’t do these things they won’t be considered a woman by society standards, rather they will be considered something else because they don’t fit the requirements. While understanding Bordos and Plato’s concepts, I would understand that they both would have a lot of examples to prove these concepts. For Bordos concept of gender ideology and inequality, this means that woman feel that they are trapped to the society norms that are set, and can’t be their selves or they will get judged for it. Meanwhile as Plato’s concept of the allegory of the cave explains that people are trapped to only one opinion. If they had the chance to go out of the cave they wouldn’t. Going from what Bordo says about the gender ideology and…

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  • The Cave, By Plato's The Allegory Of The Cave

    Section 4239 22 September 2016 Education and Culture Making its Way Out of the Cave “And now, I said, let me show in a figure how far our nature is enlightened or unenlightened: - Behold! human beings living in a underground den, which has a mouth open towards the light and reaching all along the den; here they have been from their childhood and have their legs and necks chained so that they cannot move, and can only see before them, being prevented by the chains from turning round their heads”…

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  • The Cave: The Allegory Of The Cave

    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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  • The Allegory Of The Cave

    The goal of this paper is to examine the allegory of the cave, what it represents, and how it relates to today. The cave is introduced in book VII of the Republic, by Socrates when he is talking about how we should gain our knowledge. The allegory of the cave represents, and introduces Plato’s view on education, and how he perceives the world. In many ways, the cave still relates to the people of today in which we are always being imprisoned by our own parents, teachers, and social media.…

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  • The Ideas Of Cave And The Allegory Of The Cave

    three Greek writings The Odyssey by Homer, The Allegory of the Cave by Plato and Oedipus the King. These classical readings will teach students valuable morals and prepare students to live a more enlightened life overall. The Odyssey is said to be a moral code for the people of ancient Greece. The main character Odysseus is our epic hero who took years to get back to his wife and take back his throne on the island of Ithaca. Before students learn about this epic hero they should be introduced…

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  • Allegory Of The Cave

    in an environment that vastly different then what I was raised in. In Plato’s ‘Allegory of the Cave’, he stated that one’s perspective of reality could be a false reality and that we must “compel the best minds to attain that knowledge which we have already shown to be the greatest of all…until they arrive at the good” (page 205). As I continue to live in America, my perspective of the American culture and the personal interpretation of the “American dream” has changed drastically. Plato’s…

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  • The Cave Allegory

    Fundamentally, this is the choice of distinguishing between one’s reality and the alternative new information. Familiar information, for the cave dwellers, is more important to them than the man who comes back with a new way of looking at the world. In fact, after the man comes back and attempts to tell others about the light, Plato writes that “…if any one tried to loose another and lead him up to the light, let them only catch the offender, and they would put him to death” (Plato, 217). The…

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  • An Analysis Of Plato's 'The Allegory Of The Cave'

    The Allegory of the Cave In today's society most people live by what is call “social norms”, people follow these norms and some choose not to follow them. Social norms are certain things in life that everyone does to be accepted by their co-workers, family, friends and even strangers. Some may feel that they have to live by these norms to ;be succesful throughout life without being rejected and to be known as a “normal” person, hence the word “norm”. If a person were to stray from this path…

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  • Existentialism In Plato's The Allegory Of The Cave

    existence. Forms of art such as music, paintings, and literature attempt to provide answers to and comfort in the presence of life’s toughest questions. Plato’s “The Allegory of the Cave” written circa 380 B.C.E. provides an early insight into the meanings of life for different individuals’ lives using existential principles much later defined by Jean-Paul Sartre. Over two millennia after Plato’s lifetime, Robert Frost’s “Design” published in 1936 takes the simplicity of flowing poetry also to…

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  • Concept Of Fantasy In Allegory Of The Cave

    in particular, and he actually used one of his conversations with Glaucon to exemplify the message that people did not want to be enlightened in The “Allegory of the Cave”-a section of his book Republic. In “The Allegory of the Cave,” through the use of counterpoints, metaphors, symbols, and paradox, Plato was able to accomplish presenting a paradigm where humans find it difficult to accept the reality of enlightenment over the comfort of a simpler fantasy they have always known. Throughout…

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