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Parable of the Cave The Parable of the Cave by Plato is a very well written story It has many well-structured arguments and thoughts throughout the story My main focus is on the role of education and understanding and how it is a struggle at first but after awhile it gets easier How the prisoners were held within cave by lies and last how appearances are deceiving The first point made to us from the Parable of the Cave is the role of education In the Parable of the cave the people who believe that the shadows projected on the wall is true reality are uneducated The prisoner that was led out of the cave represents the education process Since the prisoner was dragged out of the cave this shows us that education is very struggling But when the prisoner began to understand and was able to look up and see the light this shows us that he or she then had true wisdom Just as the prisoner had an easier time seeing the light after awhile we also have an easier time learning as time goes along I agree with Plato on his description of education I do believe that education is hard to start but it gets easier as time goes along Just like the prisoner had a hard time looking up at the light when he first came out of the cave but after awhile it was easier for him or her Its very hard from the start learning how to read and write or even spell I know I had a hard time comprehending what I read and also how to pronounce words correctly but as I got older and went from grade to grade and the finally into college it was much easier The second argument that the Parable of the Cave points out is that is that the prisoners were held within the cave by lies The
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