Once again, something from class has reminded me of Disney. While I was thinking of all the different light associated sayings:
"im in the dark"
"shed some light on the situation"
I thought of the song from Tangled that goes "at last I see the light" and "all at once, everything looks different"this is a pretty accurate description of how the prisoner feels once he gets out of the cave. While afterward, Rapunzel gets to be a princess and marry her true love, while the poor prisoner has to go right back into his prison to try and help others out. Not really a fair deal. Rapunzel achieves eternal happiness and enlightenment (wow maybe rapunzel is actually dead and has joined The Good) while the prisoner is doomed to be a philosopher.