Please blog the following questions concerning Plato's Allegory of the Cave.
- In the first paragraph, what does the speaker identify as his purpose?
- Explain the analogy the speaker makes in paragraph 5.
- Characterize the tone of Socrates, the principal speaker.
- Characterize the attitude of Glaucon.
- Read paragraph 29 carefully. Explain the implication the speaker makes about the way humans live. Does such a characterization apply to life today?
- In paragraph 35 Socrates explains the allegory he has thus far made. How persuasive is he?
- Inferring from Plato's argument in this allegory, where can we assume morality and ethics come from? (Just to look a tad deeper..)