The Allegory of The Cave

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The shapes from these objects being carried cast shadows on the wall that the prisoners faced. When the carriers speak to each other, the prisoners believe speech is coming from the shadows on the wall. The prisoners pass there time by trying to keep track of the shapes of the shadows, the names they give these shadows, and the order or pattern of which these shadows move...
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This is what the prisoners occupy their attention with, and this being the only reality they know, they learned to judge one another on the quality of their game play. When one of the prisoners were released, he turned around and began on his way in the other direction, up the cave. The prisoner's eyes would not have been use to these new sights therefore, the prisoner's vision was not very good...
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