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Plato's allegory of the Cave vs. Catcher In The Rye
Transcript of Plato's allegory of the Cave vs. Catcher In The Rye
How they relate
Both the man and Holden don't like the idea of corrupt people. They believe that innocence in people is the most important.
Beliefs Vs. Reality in Plato's Allegory
In Plato's Allegory of The Cave, a man leaves the cave and gains a higher understanding about what is real and what he thought was real.
Beliefs vs Reality in Catcher In The Rye
In Catcher In The Rye, Holden calls everyone a phony, as if he's the only one who knows what's real. He lies to practically everyone making them believe that who he said he was is really him but in reality hes a lost teen who doesnt know what to do.
Corruption in Plato's Allegory
In Plato's Allegory of the Cave, the man who was freed from the cave was considered by the people to have corrupt eyes. the man had seen the outside world, so the people wouldn't accept him.
Corruption in Catcher In The Rye
In Catcher In The Rye, Holden views all grown ups terribly and all little kids innocent. Holden believes that once a child hits the adult world they become corrupt.
Connection: Holden could represent the man who left the cave.