cave allegory

cave allegory - My representation of the cave allegory...

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My representation of the cave allegory depicts a sequence to follow in order to obtain knowledge of the good. We begin as unenlightened children. From childhood, we were brought up a certain way and therefore we think in only appearances. For example, in the South we typically fry most of our food and drink only sweet tea. We do not know any other way to taste the food. This is similar to living in a cave like prisoners. We do not see anything besides what is in front of us due to our untrained eyes. We see human similar to the way we watch cartoons, only grasping their outer form but not understanding their anatomy or mechanisms. This leads to Plato’s parapet description. We are controlled like puppets, to only do as we are told in a robotic form, like only doing things that we know of from when we were children. We cannot simply stumble out of our cave of limited knowledge into the vast real world. We must slowly take small steps before we can achieve knowledge of the good.
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