Essay on Plato's Cave

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The basic premise of Plato's allegory of the cave is to depict the nature of the human being, where true reality is hidden, false images and information are perceived as reality. In the allegory Plato tells a story about a man put on a Gnostics path. Prisoners seating in a cave with their legs and necks chained down since childhood, in such way that they cannot move or see each other, only look into the shadows on the wall in front of them; not realizing they have three-dimensional bodies. These images are of men and animals, carried by an unseen men on the background. Now imagine one of the prisoners is liberated into the light, the Gnostic path will become painful and difficult, but slowly his eyes will begin to accommodate…show more content…
Many want a vampire boyfriend, not distinguishing that it's just fantasy not reality. I myself once became the victim of this imperfect reality, when I was in elementary school I used to watch many Soap Operas and soon I began to behave like one of the characters. It just goes to depicts the power the media, and movie directors have over us because they are capable of creating stories that many us cannot distinguish whether it's a story, fantasy or reality. Some continue to live in that darkness of perception, believing everything they see on the screen, and never grasp true reality. To break loose of this imperfect reality, one must simply not rely on what they see on the screen and higher being, but rather inner consciousness, and individual autonomy for creating their own philosophical belief. In George Orwell novel 1984 the bases of Plato story of the allegory is depicted, in the city of Oceanian, the idea of false reality and world, that's created by the government of Oceanian for its citizen to perceive as reality. The cave in the novel is represented by the city of Oceanian, the prisoners is the outer party members and the inner party members is the fire that feeds big brother all the information he needs to control the mind of its citizen. The Proles represents true reality, they possess truth about the world outside the cave, or in the novel the world outside big brother’s control. In the allegory
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