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Unformatted text preview: Joshua Pinero 11/09/07 Eng. 28 Allegory of the Cave In Platos Allegory of the Cave, conveys the idea that we must struggle before we are able to discover absolute truth. After considering this lesson, I have come to realize how my own struggle with knowledge has affected me. Education has changed me over the past decade because I have become a different person from struggling with studying, tests and homework. In the process, I realize the becoming educated is difficult. Platos allegory, which also suggests this, holds true for me. In the story, Socrates, the instructor, tells Glaucon, the student, of a series of events unfolding in a cave where prisoners, who have lived all of their lives inside the cave, create theories and beliefs based on the shadows that they see on the cave walls. What the prisoners do not know about the cave is that the shadows they see are actually created by a group of people who are holding objects in front of a fire. A prisoner is set free in the cave and through a set of who are holding objects in front of a fire....
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This note was uploaded on 04/10/2008 for the course ENG 28 taught by Professor A.pavenick during the Fall '07 term at Los Angeles City College.
- Fall '07