Chapter 1: Platoâ€™s Allegory of the Cave
1. What are some things the allegory suggests about the process of enlightenment or education?
2. The allegory presupposes that there is a distinction between appearances and reality. Do you agree? Why or why not?
3. What sometimes happens to people when the illusion is shattered and reality is revealed? Can you give an example from your own or a friendâ€™s experience?