Allegory of the Cave

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English

 

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Gabriel B

 

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April 15, 2015

 

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He eventually adapted and was free from the cave and faced the real world for the first time. Being aware of reality, he felt it was necessary to return to the cave and teach the people what he knew. This is a rare example of how people free themselves from what ‘appears to be’ and what ‘actually is’...
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This is a rare example of how people free themselves from what ‘appears to be’ and what ‘actually is’. The Matrix relates to Republic in that reality is really nothing but an illusion. Neo was freed from the cave when he was exposed to the ‘real world’. “If they were able to discuss things with one another, don’t you believe they would hold that they are naming these things going by before them…? (515b-d)” Plato believes that the one who first experiences reality must find a way to teach the truth and this is depicted through The Matrix because as Neo slowly came to know the truth, he felt it was his responsibility to save the world from trusting the lies they strongly believed...
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