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  • Plato's Analogy Of The Cave Attempts
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    Discuss Plato's Parable of the Cave. Plato's parable of the cave, also known as the "allegory of the cave, opulently describes beneficial metaphors and elaborate imagery about knowledge, ignorance, truth and lastly enlightenment. The allegory of the cave appears at the beginning of Book VII of Plato's The Republic, which in itself is principally a study of justice, government and leadership. In The Republic, Plato describes a cave containing individuals confined to the cave floor, bound by shack...
  • Lives In A Two Dimensional World
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    Theory of Dimensions In Plato's The Allegory of the Cave, allows an individual to realize that which they already know. The situation in the cave seems dark and gloomy, like a place no one would ever want to go. However, the reality is that some people are at a point in their lives where that is where they are, in their own cave. The people that are in Plato's cave, the prisoners, have always been there. They all have their legs and necks chained and cannot move. They cannot turn their necks or ...
  • 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...
  • Blind Mans World
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    Platos Myth of the Cave and Carvers Cathedral provide insight into parallel words. The protagonists in each story are trapped in a world of ignorance because each is comfortable in the dark, and fearful of what knowledge a light might bring. They are reluctant to venture into unfamiliar territory. Fortunately the narrator in the Cathedral is forced by circumstances to take a risk. This risk leads him into new world of insight and understanding. The narrator in The Cathedral begins the story with...
  • Prisoners Arrival Back To The Cave
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    Imagine living through life completely bound and facing a reality that doesn't even exist. The prisoners in Plato's "Allegory of the Cave" are blind from true reality as well as the people in the movie "The Matrix" written and directed by the Wachowski brothers. They are given false images and they accept what their senses are telling them, and they believe what they are experiencing is all that really exists. Plato the ancient Greek philosopher wrote "The Allegory of the Cave", to explain the p...
  • Prisoners In The Cave
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    "Allegory of a Cave" by Plato is and interesting story that is meant to educate the reader. By presenting a fictional story Plato is able to symbolize many aspects of our lives that we do not often think about. This story is symbolic of many important periods in our lives like education, growing up from a child to an adult, and even visiting a foreign country. It is these important events in our lives that Plato wants us to think about and examine so that we better understand how we develop and ...
  • Prisoners Of The Cave And The Matrix
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    Plato's Allegory Of The Cave A Springboard For The Matrix Author: Dew Property of Dew's Matrix Fan Page (web) IMPORTANT: For those of who are writing Matrix papers for school and wish to use my site as a source remember that all the articles on this site are copyrighted. This means that you MUST list Dew's Matrix Fan Page (web or web) as a source and site all references or quotes according to your teacher's requirements. Keep in mind that while I have tried to ensure the accuracy of this site's ...

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