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HUM 1020 – INTRODUCTION TO HUMANITIES

PLATO’S
ALLEGORY OF THE CAVE & AI ACTIVITY

(Worth 46 points total)

INSTRUCTIONS: Complete this assignment per the instructions found on the assignment page in Canvas as well as those listed on this document. Type your answers directly into the entry fields. (They will expand as you type your answers.) When you are finished, SAVE your document and upload it to the assignment submission site.

SECTION I: Read Plato’s “Allegory of the Cave,” and then respond to the following question.

How confident do you feel that you understand the meaning of Plato’s “Allegory of the Cave” after reading it? Respond with either “totally confident,” “somewhat confident,” or “not confident at all.” Explain why you feel this way. (4 pts.)
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SECTION II: Complete the A.I. activity described in
Step 2 of the assignment instructions. After you have done so, respond to each of the following questions as thoroughly as possible in
complete sentences.

1. What symbols from Plato’s “Allegory” did Chat discuss for a fifth-grade level of understanding? What meaning did Chat provide for each symbol? (Remember to write in complete sentences!)
(8 pts.)
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2. What additional symbols from Plato’s “Allegory” did Chat discuss for a college-level student that were NOT discussed for a second-grade level? List all of them here, as well as the meaning or significance that Chat gave for each.
(8 pts.)
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3. In the
Allegory, the freed prisoner is literally blinded when he leaves the cave because his eyes need time to adjust to the bright light of the outside world, and again when he returns to it because his eyes must adjust to the darkness. Tell what his blindness in each case means on
a deeper, symbolic (not actual) level.

a. What does the freed prisoner’s blindness when he
leaves the cave symbolize about education?
(2 pts.)
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b. What does the freed prisoner’s blindness when he
returns to the cave symbolize about education?
(2 pts.)
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4. What is the reaction of the cave-dwellers to the freed prisoner when he first returns to the cave, and
why? Also, what would they do to anyone who tried to force them to leave the cave? Explain
why, in your opinion, they feel this way.
(4 pts.)
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SECTION III:
Complete the activity described in
Step 4 of the assignment instructions
before you respond to the following questions.

5. Describe at least two (2) interpretations that Chat provided for how we can relate to Plato’s “Allegory of the Cave” today.
(8 pts.)
First interpretation:
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Second interpretation:
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6. Provide an example of how you can apply Plato’s
Allegory of the Cave to your own life by describing in detail a
personal experience to which you can relate the meaning of Plato’s “Allegory”. (It needs to be something that happened to you personally.) Explain which part of your experience relates to the Cave, and which part relates to the Upper World. Your response should contain a
minimum of five (5) complete sentences here. And don’t Chat this response—it needs to come from you!
(10 pts.)
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