The Allegory of the Cave By: Kaylee Morin
Originally by Plato in the Republic
According to Plato, there are two types of people in the world
Those who mistake sensory knowledge for the truth, and those who really do see the truth.
(Knows the fake truth)
The people that think they know the truth live in a cave
In this cave, the three people are sitting there as prisoners. They have been there since birth, and have never seen the outside of the cave.
They are tied up, only able to face one direction
On the wall, they have a view of what they think is the real thing.
The shadows cast are that of animals, plants, wood, and stone that people are carrying on their heads in front of the flame.
In reality, they are shadows.
They see what people want them to see.
The objects they see are cast by a fire behind them, and between them is a raised walkway.