Truth In Plato's The Allegory Of The Cave

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Truth in the modern world is hard to find. Through the internet and television, people are barraged by new information every day, much of it pertaining to the life of someone else. In Plato’s “The Allegory of the Cave,” the prisoners are only able to see what is shown to them: shadows of reality. The reality of those prisoners is similar to the modern day reality in that many people obtain their understanding of the world, and other people, through dramatized and simplified versions of the human experience: movies, television, and social media. If someone who had never lived in modern society spent a day watching movies he or she would have very unrealistic expectations of everyday life. This person would believe to occasionally break out
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