The Cave And Plato's Allegory Of The Cave

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In the highly popular animated film The Lego Movie, there are many similarities between it and Plato’s Allegory of the Cave. In the movie, there many parts from the plot that directly relate to what was happening in the Allegory of the Cave. There is a lot of symbolism from both the movie and this idea by Plato. The movie uses the idea that when people are made to live a certain way they believe only what is told to them and what is in front of them.
In the Allegory of the Cave, Plato distinguishes between people who mistake sensory knowledge for the truth and people who really do see the truth. In this a group of people have lived in a deep cave since birth, basically never seeing the light of day. They are prisoners. The people are bound so that they cannot look to either side or behind them, but only straight ahead. Behind them there is a fire. And behind that fire there is a partial wall. On top of the wall are different statues, which are held up by a group of people, hiding behind the wall out of sight. Since there is the fire, the statues cast shadows across the
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In Plato’s theory, the cave represents people who believe that knowledge comes from what we see and hear in the world basically practical evidence. The cave shows that believers of practical knowledge are trapped in a false reality or a cave of misunderstanding. The shadows that are cast by the fire represent the perceptions of those who believe practical evidence guarantees knowledge. If you believe that what you see should be taken as truth, then you are only seeing a fraction of what is to be the truth. The game represents how people believe that one person can be a “ruler” or “master” when they have knowledge of the practical world. Plato in this shows that this ruler/master does not actually know any truth, and suggests that it is absurd to admire someone like
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