Plato’s The Allegory of the Cave

Who was Plato?


Short Writing Assignment

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If you could choose to live in a fantasy world for the rest of your life, would you choose the illusion or to remain in reality?

Length: 1 paragraph (MEAL)


Vocabulary

Please add the vocabulary words and definitions to your notes. You may find other vocabulary words as we read the text.

  • Allegory: a story in which the characters and events are symbols that stand for ideas about human life or for a political or historical situation
  • Illusion: implies a false ascribing of reality based on what one sees or imagines
  • Rationality: the possession or utilization of reason or logic
  • Theory of Forms:   (See below)

In-Class Reading of Plato’s “Book VII” Allegory of the Cave

 

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After Class Discussion

 

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