Plato’s ‘Allegory of the Cave’ is a timeless characterization of the difference between appearance and reality
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Essay Prompt: Plato's 'Allegory of the Cave' is a timeless characterization of the difference between appearance and reality. Describe the analogy, thinking through the following questions: • How does Plato relate the analogy to that of the 'Divided Line'? • What key distinctions are you attempting to illustrate within each level of the analogy? • What is the relevance of these analogies within analogies for a human living in the 21st century? • Are there any examples from your own life that particularly fit the 'Allegory of the Cave'? Why or why not? Align to explain the relevance of your example to the four types of knowledge illustrated by Plato in the analogy of the 'Divided Line'. • Finally, explain the relationship between the following quote and Plato's work:
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