The Allegory of the Cave from Plato’s Republic is one of the most recognizable examples of philosophical thought (virtually any philosophy course covers this). It suggests the important role of education on how our worldviews are shaped or that trusting our individual senses alone does not lead to true knowledge, unlike reasoning. Importantly, this allegory illustrates clearly that humans can always be wrong and need to be careful about their beliefs – a truth valid for all times. Whichever aspect your essay focuses on (the allegory in the context of religion, utopia, enlightenment, the quest for truth, personal interpretation, etc.), check out the samples below to get inspiration and a sense about the quality of writing expected.
Metaphysics, Doubt, Ed Harris, Morpheus, Emotion, Mind, Logic, The Matrix