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Allegory Of The Cave Essay

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The Allegory of the Cave, or Plato's Cave, was presented by the Greek philosopher Plato in his work Republic (514a–520a) to compare "the effect of education and the lack of it on our nature". (Wikipedia, 2017). From what I understood in the text the allegory of the cave is a dialogue between Plato’s teacher Socrates and his brother Glaucon. I believe that the four man parts of the allegory of the cave are; the cave, the shadow game, the escape and the return. Plato’s allegory of the cave begins by letting the reader know that the article is about some prisoners that are kept in a cave all chained up and can’t even turn around. They have always been kept that way day and night and they don’t get to see any day light at all. They grew up…show more content…
He even realizes that the life he was living before the escape and the guessing game they played was all useless.
The prisoner then returns to the cave, to let the other prisoners know about everything he learned and found out in the real word. But the other prisoners didn’t believe him and even threaten him; they told him that if he tried setting them free they would actually kill him.
This whole passage reminded me of my older cousins. Believe me when I tell you that I’m not proud to say this but I have five male cousins that have been in and out of jail there whole life, they been in gangs and committing crimes since they were in their early teenage years. They’ve committed crime after crime and they never seem to learn. But when one of them got out and explored the world and realized that the life in jail isn’t the same as the life out here in the real word he decided that he wanted to change his ways, that he wanted to stop being in gangs, stop committing crimes, stop going in and out of jail and that he wanted to get a job, his own place, and even continue his education by getting his ged, and even have his own family. His supposly friend his old cellmates judged him and told him that he was a fake friend and that he knew what happened to fake people, that was wrong that the good life is running the streets and showing people who’s boss and
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