Comparing The Apology And The Allegory Of The Cave

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Failure is what people are afraid of. Instead of changing themselves by listening to others, people tend to be ignorant with other’s opinions and evade from the reality. The Apology and the Allegory of the Cave which are both written by Plato show how and why people are so blinded from the true reality. These two literatures share the same idea of the truth which is that there is something else outside of the world that people ignore to see. “For I am in want, and he has enough; and he only gives you the appearance of happiness, and I give you the reality” (Plato 17). Socrates try to prove to people that their appearance of happiness is just their fatal flaw. People tend to think about the aftermath of their decisions rather than thinking about whether their decisions were right or wrong. They tend to ask questions such as “What if I am wrong? What if I die? What if bad things happen to me?” These questions make ourselves to avoid and fear of failure which it force us to stay in the darkness forever. Until people overcome their fears of failure, their reality will never be exposed.…show more content…
However, Socrates was different. Socrates was tired of people having the same opinions, believing the same gods, and doing the same exact things that society thought was acceptable. Socrates tried to change the society that he was living in and he did not seem to care how other people thought of him. He believed that not being truthful to oneself, and living an unexamined life, is not worth living. Being truthful to oneself is the only way to be happy and the only way to bring virtue. Socrates is looking for human and political virtue and he wants people to understand the importance of them. Socrates just wanted to show and tell people not to be afraid of negative consequences and that what happens to them is not

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