Allegory Of The Cave Research Paper

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Mid-Term Self-Assessment and reflection Initially, when I was told about FIQWS by my advisor, I was not sure if it was the right course for me in the sense that I don’t need it, but my advisor also told me it was a mandatory class and I need to take it in my freshmen year. When I got home, I was concerned about two things one, in what ways will this course be beneficial for my major? Also, I was concern about coming to class four times in a week, whereas my friends come for two days classes in a week. Until the class began, I realized my worry is just a fear of college life experience So far, I have been exposed to many information and resources about food history writing and composition but, within me, I feel am not giving all that I can …show more content…
Plato is one of the greatest political philosopher dating to the Greek civilization era. His thinking ability is of high standard which made most of his writings difficult to comprehend, also his diction is very difficult to figure out. An allegory is defined as an expression of ideas in which the author’s purpose is to create truth and generalization of human existence. In an allegory, the author tells a simple story of human actions and behavior of which all the characters, setting, conflict, plot is symbolic to his true purpose, therefore in the “Allegory of the Cave”, Plato told the story of some prisoners in the cave whose reality is not real (Shadow), but one of them got free to experience the real world. In the real world, he got enlightened and realized the shadow in the cave is not real. He went back to the cave to tell other prison about his discovery, on his arrival, the other prisoner thought he was crazy. Like I said earlier, the author’s purpose is not in the story he tells, but the symbolic meaning of story. For me, to find the symbolic meaning of the prisoner, cave, shadow, sunlight, moon, stars chain etc., was challenging. I read the passage over and over to get some meaning of the symbols listed above. Of all the articles we read in this class, “Allegory of the Cave” is still the most