Plato’s Cave

Use these exploratory ideas to formulate your own thesis and develop a thoughtful essay on one of the following:Although Plato’s essay was written over 2000 years ago, his metaphors for the cave and shadows are a representation of all people (ALL of us, really) who are misperceiving reality and finding it easier to stay in situations in which we are able to continue to believe illusory reality instead of harsh truths. His metaphor is just as relevant today, it seems. Hopefully the light bulb goes off for you when you think of others that you know who believe illusions that they are unable to detect. Real life caves can be found in almost every sector of society as well as within our own mindsets and beliefs about our world, others, and ourselves. For example, we can see shadow dynamics of false realities in media, religion, government, education, cults, as well as within our own judgements of others and incorrect beliefs about ourselves and our relationships. Brainstorm to find as many modern day examples of cave realities as you can like the one described in Plato’s “Allegory of the Cave”, recognizing societal caves all the way down to our own personal caves. You may even wish to draw upon some of the same distinctions of reality as seen in Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “Letter From a Birmingham Jail”. You do not have to tie in this reading, but there are definitely links to be found for shadow realities found during the time that MLK, Jr. was writing, as well, which you may draw upon. When you have a strong list of examples of current caves, narrow down that list to the most poignant three and write an essay in which you make a case for the existence and perpetuation of Plato’s allegorical cave, these many years later. Your thesis should make the case that Plato’s metaphor is still relevant and applicable in our current world. You will support this thesis by providing at least three well-developed body paragraph in which you make a case for at least three current manifestations of Plato’s cave. Requirements:- This essay must be at least 900 words in length, not including the Works Cited Page.- This essay must be typed double-spaces, have a title, and appropriate, MLA heading the the left-hand corner. Essay Format Guidelines and Tips- The title must reflect your essay and not the title of the reading.- Make sure you have a clear, well-developed thesis statement, usually the last sentence of your introductory paragraph.- Make sure that you have topic sentences at the beginning of each body paragraph which not only convey the topic and purpose of the paragraph, but they also connect clearly to the main ideas within the thesis sentence.- Use Quotations to support your discussion from the readings. Every body paragraph should use at least one quotation from the text. Use MLA-style parenthetical citations: ex. (Plato 501). Information about in-text citations can be found in your Little Seagull Handbook pg. 119.- Include a Works Cited page in MLA format. Sample Works Cited Page for Essay #2- Leave yourself time to explore your topic and complete your essay.- Tips for Organizing Plato’s Caves Essay- Mainly use 3rd person for this essay; however, if you have any personal anecdotes to support your main ideas, you main use these stories or examples as a source of secondary support and first person would be acceptable in these instances. Avoid using phrasing such as “I believe” or “I think.”- No research for this essay. The ideas are coming from your own brainstorming and prewriting. Use only the readings and your own ideas for support.Your essay must be submitted to the assignment folder. You are responsible for making sure that your essay has been submitted and can be read by the assignment folder; use Word or PDF formatting.Your works Cited page entry should follow the example for a work within an anthology for the work you have focused on and cited from for this essay.Our textbook should be cited as a work within an Anthology, or look at the example: Sample Works Cited Page for Essay #2Video explanation for this assignment:

Struggling to find relevant content or pressed for time? – Don’t worry, we have a team of professionals to help you on
Plato’s Cave
Get a 15% Discount on this Paper
Order Now
Calculate the price
Make an order in advance and get the best price
Pages (550 words)
*Price with a welcome 15% discount applied.
Pro tip: If you want to save more money and pay the lowest price, you need to set a more extended deadline.
We know how difficult it is to be a student these days. That's why our prices are one of the most affordable on the market, and there are no hidden fees.

Instead, we offer bonuses, discounts, and free services to make your experience outstanding.
Sign up, place your order, and leave the rest to our professional paper writers in less than 2 minutes.
step 1
Upload assignment instructions
Fill out the order form and provide paper details. You can even attach screenshots or add additional instructions later. If something is not clear or missing, the writer will contact you for clarification.
Get personalized services with MyCoursebay
One writer for all your papers
You can select one writer for all your papers. This option enhances the consistency in the quality of your assignments. Select your preferred writer from the list of writers who have handledf your previous assignments
Same paper from different writers
Are you ordering the same assignment for a friend? You can get the same paper from different writers. The goal is to produce 100% unique and original papers
Copy of sources used
Our homework writers will provide you with copies of sources used on your request. Just add the option when plaing your order
What our partners say about us
We appreciate every review and are always looking for ways to grow. See what other students think about our do my paper service.
Human Resources Management (HRM)
Customer 452813, December 30th, 2023
Strategic Management
Thanks for the help, really appreciate it
Customer 452821, June 26th, 2022
Thank you so much for being the best website for assignment help.
Customer 452635, June 24th, 2022
Excellent PowerPoint! Thank you!
Customer 452707, June 29th, 2022
Thank you!
Customer 452707, October 16th, 2022
Words can't describe how helpful this service has been for me. Thank you!
Customer 452707, January 9th, 2023
Human Resources Management (HRM)
Thank you so much.
Customer 452701, August 15th, 2023
Social Work and Human Services
Great Work!
Customer 452587, October 13th, 2021
Human Resources Management (HRM)
Thank you for doing such an awesome job.
Customer 452701, June 30th, 2023
Human Resources Management (HRM)
Thanks for your assistance.
Customer 452701, November 9th, 2022
Human Resources Management (HRM)
Thanks so much for your service. You have done an excellent job.
Customer 452701, October 31st, 2023
Customer 452813, July 10th, 2022
15% OFF your first order
Use a coupon FIRST15 and enjoy expert help with any task at the most affordable price.
Claim my 15% OFF Order in Chat

Good News ! We now help with PROCTORED EXAM. Chat with a support agent for more information


Thank you for choosing MyCoursebay. Your presence is a motivation to us. All papers are written from scratch. Plagiarism is not tolerated. Order now for a 15% discount

Order Now