Allegory Of The Cave

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Both of the authors use imagery in their stories to show the human flaws. Such examples from the stories would be “Allegory of the cave” and how it describes the cave as they were being deceived by it. Imagery in “Allegory of the cave” is widely used; it describes the world as a dark cave, humans trapped inside prisons, and nothing but shadows on a wall. "See human beings as though they were in an underground cave-like dwelling,", "with its entrance, a long one, open to the light across the whole width of the cave" (Plato). What would an individual do if he was in solitary confinement but had access to any object he had wished for. The first thing that pops into the young man’s mind is books. But the longer he stays the more his idea of what books are and how the books had helped him in becoming enlightened.…show more content…
The theme of “The Bet” is the affectation of wishes. Before his imprisonment, the young lawyer believes that life on any terms is better than death. He thinks that he can find the inner resources to live in solitude for a long time which was fifteen years. The main theme of Plato’s allegory of the cave is that we humans tend not to understand the true reality of our world. We think that we understand what we are looking at and sensing in our world, but we really just perceive shadows of the true forms of the things that make up the world. Plato is saying that, unless we become educated and stopped becoming ignorant about everything around us, we human beings are like the prisoners in the cave from “Allegory Of The Cave”. We think that we understand the world around us. We think that the things we see and otherwise perceive are real. However, we are incorrect because the things that we perceive are

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