Read the translation of Plato’s “The Allegory of Cave” and answer the following questions in a document written in MLA format and saved in Word or PDF. Do not use the Internet to answer these questions. I want your thoughts and analysis. Write in your own words. 2 pages

1. In an allegory, each character or item has a specific meaning. Who are the prisoners? What is the cave? Why did Plato set the story in this way?

2. What does the outside of the cave represent? What does the inside represent? Is there anything equivalent in our society or our lives?

3. Do you have any experience like this? Have you been “in the cave” when it comes to something in your life? Are you and your family at different places of enlightenment when it comes to racial issues, religious beliefs, scientific evidence, etc.?