Analysis of Platoas a?Allegory of the Cavea?
the essay should contain 3 parts.
1.Summarize the essay,Platoas a?Allegory of the Cavea?, its main claims, and its intended audience. What evidence is used to support those claims?
MAIN CLAIM: plato claims that soul contains all knowledge and the role of the teacher is to guide the student toward that knowledge. or those who realize that true knowledge, especially political leaders, should return to their origins( the cave) to share it with others.
INTENDED AUDIENCE: his students, the athenian citizens, future leaders, politicians
2.What appeals does the author use (emotional, logical or ethical)? List specific data, historical references, facts, events, etc. What other readings inform your understanding of this essay? How does evidence from those readings support or refute this authoras claims? Does the author anticipate objections and counter opposing views?
EMOTIONAL: prisoner being dagged out the cave makes audience feel excited, sympathetic, upset and confused
LOGICAL: need to know both sides before making a dicision
ETHICAL: How does Plato prove his credibility? like, referring to Homer, Structures the text as a dialogue, not a speech
3.Based on this analysis, to what extent is his/her overall argument justified? How persuasive is the evidence? How would you refute the authoras argument? Does the author anticipate objections and counter opposing views?