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Essay heading: Allegory of Cave
 
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Date added: December 20, 1996
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We have no idea that above us is a ground level, a sky, a sun, for we automatically believe that all that we see is all that is real. Our vision in this cave Socrates explains, is very limited. The cave is dimly lit, and making out images and shapes is difficult. However, since we have always lived in this cave, we don't feel that it is dark and blurry...
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For to us, everything looks normal. There are things going on in this cave that we do not know about. We are shackled so that we can only look forward. Having never experienced looking backward, we do not know that this is even possible and, therefore, we do not realize we are shackled. Behind us are three important objects: a fire casting light on the walls of the cave, a pathway leading out of the cave, and groups of people moving objects that cast shadows on the walls of the cave...
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