Plato 's Allegory Of The Cave

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Have you ever judged a person, an object, or even a place by what it looks like on the outside? Or maybe you have judged all of that just by what someone else has told you. Everyone in this world has either judged someone or something in their lifetime or has been judged. Many people out there in the world also believe they know many things and have tried to get the point across to someone and well, they just don’t believe them in any way. They believe there point of view is more right than the other persons and sometimes that can get a little out of hand, depending on who you are dealing with. I guess the major point in all this is to never judge a book by its cover, always learn yourself. In Plato’s “Allegory of the Cave”, there are these prisoners that live in a cave and have never seen any natural sunlight. They can only see shadows of things displayed on the wall by the light coming from the fire. The prisoners get happy and interested by the shadows they see. The shadows could be of humans, objects, animals, or even plants. They see them as real, whereas, we see them as just shadows. One day, a prisoner goes out into the real world. He is blinded by the sunlight, so after his eyes adjust, he realizes that the shadows that were being shown in the cave aren’t actually real and that all the real objects are outside of the cave. Objects like plants, colors of what the animals look like, animals, tree, and even stars. Plato puts it as, “Previously he had been looking…

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