Grossmont Cuyamaca Community College District Myth of The Cave Discussion Ques


Questions: Myth of the Cave 10 points

Written response: Answer the following questions: Submit online, due june 28, 2020 11:59pm

  1. Who are the prisoners? Why are they chained?
  2. What does it symbolize? What are the shadows?
  3. In you view, who is the prisoner that is freed? What does his pain represent?
  4. What does the fire represent?
  5. What is Plato saying in this allegory? How is it important for us as critical thinkers?

Questions: Story of a Good Brahmin

Answer the following questions: Submit online. Due Feb 8, 2020 11:59pm

  1. What is the Brahmin distressed about?
  2. Why is he in despair?
  3. Who is the old woman and what does her happiness mean?
  4. Why is it that we do not choose to be stupid if happiness can be gained?
  5. What conclusion does the narrator arrive at? Do you see any parallels with the Myth of the Cave?