Assignment 3: Allegory of the Cave – Final

Here my final assignment essay about the validity of Plato’s Allegory of the Cave

total word count (without content list, header, header quotes, footnotes, and bibliography) : 1593


as pdf document: pdf





After my draft essay, peer review and some further thoughts I decided to completely re-write my essay. I kep a few aspects from my draft e.g relating film and self perception. But I looked with some distance from a different angle and started to build a ‘story’: A span from images, documentary film, reality TV and current intern practices together with the questions about possible impact on our self perception.

It is a vast area and my question was whether not to focus even further. Eventually, I tried first to write what I think and than to connect it with evidences and examples. At that stage references came in.

I can see that my draft was more driven by my reading and less by my argumentation to build a story

  2 comments for “Assignment 3: Allegory of the Cave – Final

  1. October 21, 2017 at 1:59 pm

    The rewrite is really good Stefan. It feels much more personal and accessible with lots of your own insights. Well done for being able to make sense of all the feedback you got and make massive improvements!

    • Stefan
      October 21, 2017 at 4:12 pm

      Thanks Emma for you engagement , contribution and re-read. Yes, it was very worth the time and ‘pain’ spent. Learned all various things and yes, thinking for whom to write these academic essays. Initially my tutor told me for the ordinary on the street but now we agreed it is more for the practicing artist . Glad you liked the edit and hope to get that same into my current draft writing of A4.

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