Allegory Of A Cave

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In “Allegory of a Cave”, Plato has the reader imagine a cave in which people are confined to only being able to look at the walls. In this cave, they can see shadows which are the extent to their knowledge of the outside world. He explains how to them this is their world and what they see and hear is all that they can know, so he then explains how if one man were to escape he will be able to truly see how great the world actually is. Moreover, as he returns to the cave everyone else calls him a liar convinced that their reality is real. This allegory shows how there is a battle between what is truth and what is fantasy and one has to be able to learn how to decipher between them. When considering Miranda from “Sexy” it can be said that as a

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