When he gets out, he is astonished at what he finds. The freed prisoner is very confused and blinded by the light so he decides to return to the cave. When the prisoner returns to the cave, he shares what he saw in the real world with the other prisoners. The remaining prisoners treat the freed prisoner like he is crazy and they tell the freed prisoner that the real-world does not exist. The prisoners in the cave do not believe in the real-world because the cave is all they know exists.
In the analogy one of the prisoners is released, he turns around and discovers the fire, people and the rest of the things behind the prisoners. At first it was painful for the prisoner to look at the fire as his eyes were only accustomed to the shadows, gradually however he becomes used to the light and can see more clearly. Plato uses the cave to represent the World of Appearances or the Empirical World- the world in which we live. The shadows on the wall represent images, shadows and other illusions which we can see from the sun, here depicted as the fire. The prisoner is dragged by force out of the cave into the true sunlight.
Explain Plato's Analogy of the Cave (25) The analogy of the cave represents an extended metaphor that is to contrast the way in which we perceive and believe in what is reality. He sums up his views in an image of ignorant humanity, trapped in the depths and not even aware of its own limited perspective. The analogy begins with a group of people who have lived in a deep cave since birth, never seeing the light of day. These people are bound so that they cannot look anywhere else but straight ahead and unable to look at the other prisoners. Behind them is a fire, and behind the fire is a partial wall.
This shows the truth can become manipulated or clouded; what we see may not, in fact, be the truth. Plato’s “Allegory of the Cave” and Frederick Douglass’s “Learning to Read and Write” both describe how people’s reality is based solely on what they see, and may be wrong. Socrates describes how prisoners in a cave know only the cave, not the world beyond the cave, and the society in which Douglass lives justifies slavery, a terrible institution. Socrates’ argument about the struggle to attain the truth and the benefits of doing so are illustrated in Douglass’ experiences. In Plato’s “Allegory of the Cave,” Socrates describes prisoners trapped inside a cave.
An example of sensationalism would be when they take the narrator into a torture chamber because its over the top and in a gothic excessive nature. For sadism an example would be that the narrators captors are getting pleasure from his plain and having power over him. An example for Satanism would be that it is against morals to lock someone in a room and torture
Maybe so, because of soma, where society has been enslaved into falsified happiness. The government did whatever they wanted to the society similar to the control in Plato’s “Allegory of the Cave” contrasting the way people perceived and believed in what is reality. The ideas in Brave New World and “Allegory of the Cave” clearly depict how the people are entrapped in falsified realities in which they perceive a happiness in which they would not be satisfied with, if they had the freedom of knowledge and choice. There is no real idea, oblivious of what reality is. In the allegory the humans are restraint simply by chains and it leads to the overall ignorance and falsified satisfaction.
Dante uses precise descriptive imagery and symbolism to expose the perverse affliction these unfortunate souls are forced to endure and illustrates an insight to their previous life and current suffering to the reader. The souls found in Canto III are the ones that are caught in limbo. The people found here did not choose between God and Satan during their lifetime and therefore are stuck in the Ante-Inferno because of their inability to do so; which gives the impression that they are cowardly. Their appearance can be described as naked and covered in stings (65) from the wasps and hornets that are constantly circling above their heads (66). This allows the reader to have an idea of the pain and suffering the souls must endure for eternity.
The allegory of Plato’s Cave tells the philosophical tale that on the surface is a simple portrayal of lone prisoners in a cave seeing cast shadows but scratching the surface reveals a deeper meaning that can be ascribed to various aspects of life regarding being metaphorically ‘blind’ and then ‘being able to see the light’. The apologue of Plato’s Cave depicts a group of prisoners held captive in a cave since birth chained to the ground and only able to look forward at the back wall. Behind the prisoners is a raised parapet along which puppeteers can walk holding up puppets. Behind the puppeteers is a blazing fire that casts light through the cave creating just mere shadows on the viewable back wall. Below the raised walkway is the exit to the real world or the ascension to light.
This paradise has become a dreadful room where Winston gets brainwashed. On the other side of the wall of darkness is Winston’s deathly fear, rats. This factor in the book has showed what Winston was deathly afraid of. In the dream of the golden country, Winston dreams of O’Brien saying, “We shall meet in a place where there is no darkness” (Orwell 111). This is literally interpreted into the room where the light is always on.
“For this I had deprived myself of rest and health. I had desired it with an ardour that far exceeded moderation; but now that I had finished, the beauty of the dream vanished, and breathless horror and disgust filled my heart” (Shelly, Ch. 5, paragraph 3). Victor’s creation on the other hand is displayed as malicious and demonic in the beginning of the story but we see his more human side as the story progresses, as he wishes for a companion, “I am alone, and miserable; man will not associate with me; but one as deformed and horrible as myself would not deny herself to me. My companion must be of the same species, and have the same defects.