True, he said; how could they see anything but the shadows if they were never allowed to move their heads?

from Plato – The Republic (Book 7: The Allegory of the Cave) on Rap Genius

Meaning

Another metaphor possibly attributed to how society is run. Plato’s book ‘The Republic’ had a focal point of justice. Is it justified to live in a society where the members (prisoners) are only able to see shadows (lies) as opposed to the true nature of the objects causing those shadows. Society isn’t allowed to move their heads

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