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Treylin Lewis Meta Henty Eng 131 September 27 2019 “Perspectivism” The “Allegory and the Cave” written by Plato in between 380 and 360 B.C was a conversation between Socrates and Glaucon originally, but can be interpreted by different audiences also. The story is about prisoners who are locked down in a cave and can only face a wall with a fire behind them.The fire makes it to where anyone who passes behind them is illuminated as a shadow on the cave wall in front of them. Since they can only face the wall they all have their own perspectives on what they think each and every shadow is. One day, one of the prisoners breaks free and goes to the outside world and is surprised to see that not only his but the rest of the prisoners perspectives were totally different than imagined. When the free prisoner returns, the other prisoners do not believe him at all, ridicule him and even threaten to kill him if he tries to free them. Plato’s use of symbolism, formatting, and imagery throughout the conversation convincingly informs his audience how perspective not only can persuade people, but also how perspective is so powerful. Plato Uses logos in this conversation between Socrates with his brother not in a common way but a more stylistic way. This is logical due to it being not only telling the story in a different manner that may catch the reader's attention, it also relates back to the story because it is an allegory. A different way to tell a story. He also uses a lot of
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