Plato's Allegory of the Cave Revision

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Plato's Allegory of the Cave

You need to show your knowledge and understanding of what can be represented in the Allegory. These could be:

  • the prisoners,
  • the shadows,
  • the cave itself,
  • the outside world,
  • the sun,
  • the journey out of the
  • the return to the prisoners.

The Prisoners - The ignorant masses

The Shadows - The illusions we take for reality. The shadows are shadows of models rather than real objects. The prisoners are even further removed from reality. The fire, in this case, represents a kind of provisional good, which allows…


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