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Then from what I understand is that these puppeteers hold up puppets that put shadows on that one wall that the prisoners look at. Since these prisoners are not able to turn their heads they believe that these shadows that are being displayed upon this wall are real people and objects walking behind them...
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One of the things that Plato said in this story that made it very confusing to me was when he stated, "And if they could talk to one another, don't you think they'd suppose that the names they used applied to the things they see passing before them?" When the prisoners are released they can finally see the real objects instead of shadows...
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