Allegory Of Plato's Cave

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Every day we as a society are presented with many images from a numerous forms of media, such as internet, TV, radio and print. With such a myriad of images it becomes difficult to decide which content to trust. The media has society within its clutches, as we have become reliant on the media as a source for global, nation, and local news. How is one able to select which, if any, of the content depicted are a reality, or simply an illusion? In Allegory of the Cave Plato tells the reader a story in which prisoners are unable to differentiate between reality and appearance, as frequently what is shown to individuals is an illusion. Is the media a present day version of Plato’s Cave, in which the cave is representing the media, and the shadows

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