The allegory shows how the cave, shadows, game, escape and return of the prisoner symbolized different things a person would know if he/she would even try to look at things differently the allegory started with three prisoners tied up by a chain inside a cave where the fire behind them is the only source of light.
Selena chen antiquity and the enlightenment allegory of the cave reaction paper february 20 th, 2013 what plato describes in his allegory of the cave is what many of us will have to live with -- the prospect of being blind while imagining that we understand a concept.
The allegory of the cave (reflection paper) 1 domingo, dennimar o 2nd year - bsba marketing management philosophy of man / mwf 8:00-9:00 / 08132 professor noel ybañez november 29, 2013 the allegory of the cave by: plato the creativity of plato, along with his deep understanding of human nature, compels him to create a scenario which shows mankind the true picture of an imaginary world.
The allegory of the cave is an accurate description of the philosophical process one must face throughout ones life socrates and glaucon agree that this process is preferred over the unenlightened state of the cave prisoners.
The allegory of the cave can be interpreted in a number of ways that number of interpretations increases in different contexts and in subsequent periods of history the metaphor stays the same but the implications change with context.
Basically: the cave is our societal structure, we are the prisoners, the shadows are our limited understanding of reality, and the sun is the ultimate truth.