Week 1 Reflection Assignment: The Search for Truth
Please answer these prewriting questions in complete
sentences (the more you write, the better your ideas will be for the essay portion!):
Why do the prisoners in the cave mistake appearance for reality?
Why is it so painful for the freed prisoner to venture first past the fire and then out into the sunlight? Is the pain worth it? Why?
Why might some prisoners, having been exposed to the outside world, choose to return to their shackled lives in the cave?
Why might the remaining prisoners kill the prisoner who returns to free them?
Take your answers to these questions and apply them to life and truth today. Are there any metaphorical “prisoners” in modern life?