Plato’s allegory of the cave

The elites knew how the masses were deliberately controlled from out of sight by the ‘Illuminated’ 2500 years ago.  Plato describes the viewpoints of the suppressed and those who move amongst them working the control system.

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8 Responses to “Plato’s allegory of the cave”

  1. Tapestry says:

    What’s the official difference between an allegory and a parable if you will?

  2. Tapestry says:

    A parable is a succinct, didactic story, in prose or verse, which illustrates one or more instructive lessons or principles.

  3. Tapestry says:

    TMWKTMBNE has left a new comment on your post “Plato’s parable of the cave”:

    It’s an allegory, not a parable…

    TAP – this comment came into my email a while ago yet the comment still has not appeared on the blog. Google seem to be processing the comments, as a similar time delay occurs quite often.

  4. Tapestry says:

    Allegory is a literary device in which characters or events in a literary, visual, or musical art form represent or symbolize ideas and concepts.

    TAP – I think we are hearing a parable not an allegory, TW…… Maybe people prefer to reserve the word ‘parable’ for the exclusive use of Christian teaching, when in fact, the word is not so specific.

    Which is correct? It doesn’t really matter as far as I can see!

    • TMWKTMBNE says:

      I’m not sure what the precise difference is, between an A or a P, but Plato’s cave is an A, Lord Jesus Christ teaches through P’s…

  5. Tapestry says:

    The comment from TW…arrived in my email at 9.14 am UK time. It’ll be interesting to see how long it takes to appear on the blog.

  6. Anonymous says:

    I was under the impression parable meant the same as allegory except parable is used when refering to religious teaching and allegory for all other.

  7. Tapestry says:

    parable – ‘com’parable, addressing familiar circumstances adding fresh slant, insight.
    allegory – uncovering a new unfamiliar concept addressing the overview (moral or political).

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