Robert Penn Warren a major writer greatly known and widely read has contributed tremendously variety of works to the realm of literature. His novels throws light on man’s life and its journey in which man has to know himself as well as define himself through creating an identity. The vision of self-realization and self knowledge is substantiated in the novels of Warren to uphold man’s virtue. The novel The Cave depicts how most of the characters attain self-knowledge through self-correction and enables them to identify themselves .The rescue activities at the cave bring all the characters together by making them understand their inter- relationship, liberty, bond of sin and suffering that unites them.
Keywords : self realization, transformation, virtue.