The Allegory of the Cave

Title
The Allegory of the Cave

Assignment type
Essay

Discipline
English Language

Description
An allegory is a story in which characters and details can be interpreted to reveal ideas or truths about the world. Given this . . . 1. Who are the prisoners in the cave, and what does it mean to be “in the cave?” 2. What does it mean to “leave the cave?” Why does it take such a long process to be able to “see the light” outside? 3. How might this allegory be interpreted as a comment on the meaning and importance of education? 4. Connect this story to at least one topic, reading or discussion from this class. 5. How does this allegory, as you’ve interpreted it, related to the concept of critical thinking in general?