Platos cave Essay

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platos cave




In the Allegory of the Den written by Plato. In his writing he explains human

beings live in an underground den, here they have been from their childhood, and have

their legs and necks chained so that they cannot move. Being prevented by the chains

from turning round their heads. The three areas in modern American life that relate to

Platos cave are school, community, and home or personal issues.

One of the areas of modern American life that relates to Platos den is school. In

grades 1-6 (elementary) kids don't really know anything bout life. Kids just play, act

crazy, and don't think of other genders. After elementary is over they go to middle

school. While in middle school, teenagers get pure pressured into doing something such

as: drugs, steal, sex or alcohol. Teenagers also start to recognize other genders. They also

start to argue with their parents. This is also know as the ElectroOedypius complex.

After they graduate from middle school they enter high school. They start taking

responsibility and get more serious. They start to get stressed about work and essays.

But after high school they start to think about freedom. But they really don't get

freedom. Everybody has to do something to survive like working for money, food, and

pay the bills.

Another area in Modern American life that relates to Platos cave is community.

The reasons why community is related to Platos cave is due to isolation, jobs,

culturerace, crime, and the way people act. Ridgecrest for example, the town is a middle

white race society. The society blames ethnic people of committing crimes and they

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