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Essay heading: Allegory Of The Cave By Plato
 
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Socrates claims, the state is liable to drift into a deep sleep, but through his influence it can be wakened into productive and virtuous action. Socrates believes that his persistent questioning will lead to the realization of the men’s ignorance and serve as a motivation to leave “the cave”. Socrates’ reference to himself as a gadfly is comparable to Morpheus as Neo only accepts his true nature after the series of strange clues Morpheus presents to him and the confusion this produces in him...
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Socrates’ reference to himself as a gadfly is comparable to Morpheus as Neo only accepts his true nature after the series of strange clues Morpheus presents to him and the confusion this produces in him. In this way, Morpheus can be seen as a Socratic gadfly, stinging Neo to take the first steps he needs in order to discover the truth on his own...
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