Name Tutor Course Date Allegory of the Cave Plato’s theory of forms is that we live in a lesser and imperfect world and that whatever we perceive is not true because of distortions. According to Plato, true forms only exist in the perfect universe. Plato’s allegory is a picture of chained prisoners forced to look at a wall where shadows of real objects fall in a cave. The prisoners grow believing the shadows to be true objects. When one of the prisoners is cut free and allowed to see the outside world, he is shocked to realize he has been observing parts of reality. When the prisoner returns to the cave and reports all the beautiful things he had seen, the other prisoners kill him...