Similarities Between A Rose For Emily And The Myth Of The Cave

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At first, one would probably say that “ A Rose for Emily” and “The myth of the cave” don’t have anything in common. However, the content that they try to illustrate is the same. Plato’s story makes reference to a cave, which symbolize ignorance and isolation. There are prisoners who don’t want to leave the cave, they preferred to life their fake reality rather than face the real world. There is only one that leaves it, but gets blinded by the light; however, he continues and explores the outside. He likes what he sees in the outer and returns to the cave to tell the others of the beauty and wonders he found on the other side. Similarly, in William’s story, Miss Emily was oppressed her entire life in her house by her dominating father, who denied her from boyfriends which are what…show more content…
Plato states in his story, “At first, when any of them is liberated and compelled suddenly to stand up and turn his neck around and walk and look towards the light, he will suffer sharp pains; … and he will be unable to see the realities of which in his former state he had seen the shadows. ” Clearly, this statement illustrates how hard will be for the prisoner who all that he have seen was a blank wall and shadows in it, to appreciate the new reality. He was kept in the dark for too much much time, so that it is going to be a process until he is able to appreciate the reality. Comparably, Miss Emily experienced a similar situation after her father’s death. An example is when she was unable to accept that her father died and kept him in the house for three days while, telling to everybody that her father was not dead. It was until she broke down, and the people in town would have able to bury him. This example demonstrates how hard was for her to admit the loss of her parent, which means the world for her; it took her a while until she overcame his

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