The basic premise of Plato’s allegory of the cave is to depict the nature of the human being, where true reality is hidden, false images and information are perceive as reality. In the allegory Plato tells a story of a man who is put on a Gnostics path. Prisoners seating in a cave with their legs and necks chained down since childhood. They are chained in such a way that they cannot move or see each other, only look into the shadows on the wall in front of them; not realizing they have three dimensional bodies. These images are of men and animals, carried by an unseen men on the background. Now imagine one of the prisoners is liberated into the light, the Gnostic path will become painful and difficult, but slowly his eyes will begin to accommodate what he sees and his fundamentalist view about the world will begin to change; soon he sees everything through anarchic thinking and reasons. When he return into the cave, his fellow prisoners don’t recognize him or understand anything he said. He has developed a new senses and capability of perception. This is the representation of the condition of the human nature, we live in a cave with false perception of reality that we’ve been told since childhood, these includes bias belief; but we must realize these present perception are incomplete.
To awaken the unconsciousness one must experience reality and develop new senses. The cave overall incorporates the idea of a movie theater, where individuals sit facing a screen with no knowledge or desire to know who is playing the movie, only to sit in the darkness and watch the screen. Many of us take what they see in the movie as reality, not distinguishing between, a story, fantasy and reality, and soon begin to behave like the characters in the movie. The twilight movie is one movie that many teens perceive as true reality, teens in the United States are biting each other as a way to pledge their love and ownership to each other. Many want a vampire boyfriend, not distinguishing that it’s just fantasy not reality. I myself once became the victim of this imperfect reality, when I was in elementary school I used to watch many Soap Operas and soon I started to behaving like one of the characters. It just goes to demonstrates the power the media and movie directors have over us, because they are capable of creating stories that many us can’t distinguish whether it’s a story, fantasy or reality, some will continue to live in that darkness of perception and believe everything they see on the screen, and never grasp true reality.
In George Orwell novel “1984” one can see this behavior, Plato depicted in the allegory the idea of false reality and world, that’s created by the government of Oceanian for it’s citizen to perceive as reality.
In the novel Big brother, the head of the country, that’s never seen beside on poster, similar to people who carry the figures. He Possesses complete control of the citizen through censorship, propaganda and...