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How Does Plato's Allegory Of The Cave Relate To Today

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In the Allegory of the Cave, Plato talks of men chained inside of a cave, prisoners. He describes how they perceive the world, and the truth of what they see. Plato’s Allegory of the Cave correlates to today’s society because the prisoners in the cave represent the average people of modern times.
Throughout the story, as the freed prisoner ascends to higher levels of knowledge, he is blinded because he has trouble accepting what he sees as truth. Since birth, the prisoner has only viewed shadows on the wall, and believed these to be the only true thing in the world. So to the prisoners, the truth is “literally nothing but the shadows of the images”, the images being reality. (Plato, 868) However, when he encounters, statues, fire, light, and

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