Evaluation Of Plato’s Allegory Of The Cave



Immediately after reading, for the first time, Plato’s Allegory of the Cave I wrote: He has been imprisoned in his ignorance. Once freed, he chooses to stay in his prison of ignorance because this is all he knows and all he wants to know.
As written in the text, “People are happy in their ignorance. They resent those who force them to recognize that they are ignorant”.
Plato's Allegory of the Cave greatly symbolizes man's struggle to reach the light of knowledge and the suffering of those left behind who are forced to sit in the dark of their ignorance and stare at shadows on a wall. I think the problem is with those who choose to stay in the dark. People are afraid, why, or is it ...

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to the peace movement of the 1960’s. What began with wholesome idealism and great expectations ended in alienation and rejection.
I think this also applies to the situation in Tibet. A peaceful and independent country taken over by China who thought that the Tibetan ways needed to be changed, and they were going to help them. They did so by torturing and killing a good portion of the population of Tibet, and sending their political and spiritual leader (the Dalai Lama) into ...

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