The Three Prisoners In The Myth Of The Cave

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1. The Myth of the Cave is a parable that examines and tries to explain how one forms their perception of the world surrounding them. There are three prisoners in the cave and they are bound to one of the cave falls so that they can only face forward. These men have been imprisoned in the cave since birth and they have never left the cave. Behind them there is a fire and a raised walkway and the fire projects the shadows of the objects that pedestrians are carrying. The prisoners believe that the shadows are reality because these are the only things they have experienced. However, one prisoner is able to escape and views the real world outside of the cave. At first he is blinded by the fire in the cave and realizes that the objects on
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