Unit 1- Professor Robb

Plato, The Allegory of the Cave

When I first read The Allegory of the Cave by Plato I found that as the prisoners lived by sensory knowledge, situations can instantly go astray. Let’s think if every group of people named physical objects random names, but in reality, have names that are specific to the item, what could go wrong. These words would exist with a multitude of connotations, with no person trying to create one universal language. Therefore, I think that proper communication and expression is important especially right now in society. Using our knowledge to help spread awareness about issues happening in society will create a reality for others to more fully exist. 

We as a society can step away from our own one sided perspective and share in others ideas. As we join together as one, the violence and systematic racism will no longer be able to conquer us. The sensory knowledge of our words and actions will expose the shadows and reflections of racism in America showing the lack of equality and power African Americans hold. Once we work and come together as one everyone will be treated the same no longer facing inequality and opposition. 

Plato, The Allegory of the Cave, translated by Thomas Sheehan, (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2010), 7.

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