Details: Week 1 Reflection Assignment: The Search for Truth
Please answer these prewriting questions in complete sentences (the more you write, the better your ideas will be for the essay portion!):
Why do the prisoners in the cave mistake appearance for reality?
Why is it so painful for the freed prisoner to venture first past the fire and then out into the sunlight? Is the pain worth it? Why?
Why might some prisoners, having been exposed to the outside world, choose to return to their shackled lives in the cave?
Why might the remaining prisoners kill the prisoner who returns to free them?
Take your answers to these questions and apply them to life and truth today. Are there any metaphorical “prisoners” in modern life?
The Assignment: Now that you have a deeper understanding of the text, please write a two-page essay on the topic How Can We Trust What We Think We Know? Use examples from the “Allegory of the Cave” to support your answer. Please write your essay below and submit your answers to the prewriting questions as well as the essay in one Word document to Canvas.
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