Comparison "an ennemy of the people", "A man for all seasons", and "the allegory of the cave"

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L'ecolier Cassiopée Matthew Beyersdorf

English 103

13 october 2014

Comparison and contrast

An Enemy of the People, written by Henrik Ibsen and A man for All Season written by Robert Bolt are both highlighting a man that stands for its beliefs and tries to educate the people of the society. Both plays are inspired by The Allegory of the Cave, written by Plato. First will be explained how The Allegory of the Cave is still relevant thousands of years later, then the same story will be compared to both plays, showing how the story apply to them, and finally a comparison between the two heroes of the plays will reveal that Sir More is a greater man than Dr.Stockmann.

In the Allegory of the Cave three prisoners are chained in a way that they are forced to look at the wall in front of them. Shadows are projected onto the wall, and have been since their birth.

A prisoner escape the cave and find the truth. When he comes back into the cave to enlighten the other, he is rejected.

In today's world, the allegory of the cave can represent a lot of things, and one of them being the government and other figure of authority. The cave represent the world and the country we live in. People with little to no authority have been chained their whole life, thinking they were free. They were force to watch the shadows projected on the wall. Those shadows represent the media, which is controlled by the government. By controlling the media, the government is given the power to control the people who watch it. Media tells people what to think, what to buy, which opinions they should own. The one who escape from the cave is the one who...