Plato’s “Allegory of the Cave”

The “Allegory of the Cave” is Plato’s theory that revolves around human perception. Plato visualizes people as prisoners chained, looking at the shadows of things on the cave’s wall in front of them. The prisoners know nothing more than the shadows reflected on the cave’s walls, which becomes their “reality.” Plato argues that the gloomy and dark situation in the cave reflects the real state of some people in real life. Therefore, the allegory explores flaws that affect human spirituality, education, and politics.