What’s the point of the allegory of the cave?
The Allegory of the Cave, or Plato’s Cave, is an allegory presented by the Greek philosopher Plato in his work Republic (514a–520a) to compare “the effect of education (παιδεία) and the lack of it on our nature”.
What are the 5 stages of the allegory of the cave?
The allegory contains a number of movements: the enchainment to the shadows, the releasement from the chains, the passage out of the cave and into the light of the sun, and the return back from the light of the sun into the cave.
What movies use Plato’s allegory of the cave?
- The Lego Movie (2014)
- Strangers on a Train (1951)
- Synecdoche, New York (2008)
- Interstellar (2014)
- Shutter Island (2010)