Analysis Of The Book ' Allegory Of The Cave ' By Plato

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Life as I Known It
As we have grown up we’ve been told or showed issues in life to make us believe the reality taught is true, but in many ways like those of a prisoner like in the book "Allegory of the Cave” by Plato. Martin Luther King “I have a Dream” he could imagine a future where reality could be changed by the collective actions of whom there needs to be change. In Douglass and Malcolm X writings their realities appeared to be real, but by getting educated, they were able to become more aware of their reality in which gave both men a new purpose in life. The world must confront reality in our own lives and in society in order to create change for the good of the world and for our future generations.
Society today has become so reliant on social media for news relating to events. This reliance has turned society into the prisoners and social media is the shadows on the wall just like Plato’s “Allegory of the Cave”. Society in general, use social media like Twitter and Facebook for current events we have become blind to the fact not everything we see is real or factual. For instance, social media will post that a celebrity has passed away we tend to believe it, and instead of doing the research, we will continue to watch the shadows (Twitter and Facebook). Social media will place things on the wall for society to see, but some of us will choose to sit there and keep watching the shadows on the wall. On the other hand there will be the few who will escape, for…
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