Plato and "The True Man Story" Comparison Essay by Jay Writtings LLC

Plato and "The True Man Story"
This essay examines Plato's "Allegory of the Cave" and the film "The True Man Story."
# 120051 | 1,451 words | 6 sources | MLA | 2010 | US
Published on Jun 03, 2010 in Literature (Greek and Roman) , Film (Analysis, Criticism, Etc.)

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This paper analyzes Plato's "Allegory of the Cave," showing how it had an impact on various themes in the film "The True Man Story." The paper begins with an in-depth description of Plato's work, emphasizing the allegory of those being chained in the cave. Then, the paper summarizes the plot of the film "The True Man Story," examining various themes from the movie. The author concludes by stating both works show how the masses are kept uninformed, although if they stepped out of their caves, they would be confronted with radiant light, or the truth.

Plato's Allegory of the Cave
The Movie and the Allegory

From the Paper:

" Thus Plato, the most imaginative and prominent of Socrates' followers, summarizes his opinions in a picture of uninformed people, ensnared in the depths of despair unaware of its own inadequate sides. Seldom does a person get away from the limits of that cave of ignorance and, through a long, meandering thinker's voyage, finds out the higher area of accurate reality, a nearly spiritual perception of Righteousness(like the Sun) as the source of all that exists. Such a person, albeit often be misread by the common sorts of the cave not having his philosophical insight is, according to Plato, the best set to rule in society, having an wisdom of what is lastly the most valuable and not just a acquaintance of skills."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • The Allegory of the Cave, retrieved from
  • Brians, Paul, Plato: The Allegory of the Cave, from The Republic, an excerpt from Reading About the World, Volume 1, edited by Brians, Paul et al , Harcourt Brace
  • Custom Publishing, retrieved from
  • The True Man Show, Groucho Reviews, retrieved from
  • Kashani, Tony The Truman Show: Cinema of Active Imagination, retrieved from

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