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  • Allegory Of The Cave Soul Resonance
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    The Allegory of the Cave: Turn Around Putting the Allegory of the Cave into my own words seems comparable to the Christian idea of using the lord's name in vain. First, I'd like to introduce a phenomenon I have observed throughout my life time. I call it soul resonance. Bear with me here. When two objects emit sympathetic vibrations, the sound or force multiplies. Example: Two tuning forks of the same frequency are struck upon each other and held a few feet apart. The vibration is much stronger....
  • Allegory Of The Cave
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    AllegoryPlato's The Allegory of the Cave is a short story specifically discussing the parallels between the shadows the prisoners sees on the wall of the cave, and the illusion, which passes off as truth in today's society. The Allegory of the Cave is about Socrates teaching his student, Glaucon, certain principles of life by telling him one of his allegories. The Allegory of the Cave can be interpreted in many ways; one way is to make a comparison between the story and the way of thinking by in...
  • Escaped Prisoner In Theallegory Of The Cave
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    A report I had to do on Plato's Allegory of the Cave. Plato was born 427 B.C. and died 347 B.C. He was a pupil under Socrates. During his studies, Plato wrote the Dialogues, which are a collection of Socrates' teachings. One of the parables included in the Dialogues is 'TheAllegory of the Cave'. 'The Allegory... ' symbolizes man's struggle to reach understanding and enlightenment. First of all, Plato believed that one can only learn through dialectic reasoning and open-mindedness. Humans had to ...
  • Social Workers Live In A Cave
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    ! SSThe Allegory of the Cave!" in Different Perspectives! SSThe Allegory of the Cave, !" written by Plato, is an interpretation of a conversation between Socrates, Plato's mentor, and Glaucon, one of Socrates students.! SSThe Allegory of the Cave!" can be interpreted several different ways. Imagine men in a cave chained up by their necks and legs, forcing them to only look forward at a wall. An opening behind them lets the light in. Above the burning fire and chains, there is a road. Have these ...
  • Prisoner In The Cave
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    Movie critics and philosophers alike agree that the movie "The Matrix" is indeed based upon certain Platonic themes from Book VII of The Republic. In this story entitled 'The Allegory of the Cave,' he describes a dark underground cave where a group of people are sitting in one long row with their backs to the cave's entrance. Chained to their chairs from an early age, all the humans can see is the distant cave wall in from of them. The shadows of statues held by unseen 'puppet handlers' reflect ...
  • Vianne
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    The Movie Chocolat is yet another story which parallels Plato's Allegory of the Cave. The story deals with a town full of people experiencing an awakening through the eating of chocolate. Vianne and her daughter open up a Chocolaterie in a small French town during the season of lent. They are met with stiff opposition from the mayor because of this and because they do not attend church. Slowly, the townspeople begin to visit the shop. When they enter Vianne asks them to look at a spinning clay p...
  • Cave After His Period Of Enlightenment
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    Describe and evaluate Plato's Analogy of the Cave. The Analogy of the Cave is a very accurate description of the human condition. The surroundings of the men described inside of the cave, although not something most humans will ever experience realistically, is an accurate allegory for the shallow lives of many people. Many will never have the chance to, or never take the risk of exploring more than what has been handed to them. Humans take what they are given and hold on to that as if it were t...

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