Running head: PLATO’S CAVE
Main Parts of Plato’s Cave
“The Allegory of Cave”, which was authored by Plot can be considered to the part of the
readings that are within allegory form. In general, the allegorical writing refers to the kind of
writing that has two meanings levels: literary, as well as, allegorical meanings. The literary
meaning refers to the content meaning or subject matter whereas allegorical meaning refers to
the metaphorical or symbolic suggestion. In general the Plato’s Cave can be considered to have
been split into four major parts; which are: the cave and the shadows, the game, the escape, as
well as, the return (Heidegger & Sadler, 2002). In this context, the discussion below seeks to
Identify and describe the four main parts of Plato’s Cave by showing the relevance of each part.
First, the cave has been featured as dark due to the little inside it and one hardly sees any
object. Inside, the cave, there are certain individuals who have been chained not only on their
necks but also feet. In that regard, the chained people are not in the position to move in an easy
manner. In addition, there happens to be another world outside the cave world, although between
both worlds, a wall has been raised. The prisoners held up within the cave have been there from
their birth thus have never has a view of the outside wave. On the contrary, within the outside
world, there is light hence all t...
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