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Plato allegory of the cave basically illustrates the concept that people are chained to their senses He believes that most people follow their senses thus deceiving them from the true reality The example he gave was prisoners that are chained and behind them there is a fire and objects which casts shadows The prisoners think that the shadows are real but little do they know that the real object is behind them Plato describes the person who escapes the limitation of the cave to be special and that person was able to escape the limitation of the cave through intellectual journey I think of the main points that Plato is trying to explain is that only an intellectual person is the only one that can see the true reality and best knows whats good or bad for the society Plato also tries to point out that people may not agree with this individual because they havent still achieved the same intellectual insight These people are the ones that are still chained in the cave and without intellectual insight there would never see the true reality The Allegory of the cave clearly without any doubt symbolizes a mans unending struggle to reach out for the light and to get out of the darkness that surrounds him Every person where young or old wants to understand the true reality and in order to do so one has to be educated Plato clearly illustrates epistemology by proving the point that educated people are the ones that are best suited to govern the society because they have the knowledge that would lead the society into a prosperous future If an uneducated people were to lead the people the whole society would be in chaos because they dont possess the necessary knowledge to govern the society All of us should try to reach for
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