This Is What It Means To Say Phoenix, Arizona

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Plato’s philosophical writing, “Allegory of the Cave,” discusses the plight of trapped individuals that cease to see light in an otherwise dark environment. Sherman Alexie’s “This Is What It Means To Say Phoenix, Arizona” details a struggling young man coping with the loss of his distant father. With the loss of his father, Victor finds himself trapped and begins spiraling down a dark path. Plato’s writing provides a philosophical abstract to relate Victor’s enlightening. While speaking to Glaucon, Plato explains that if prisoners were to see the light within the cave, their eyes would burn as they had spent years in the dark. However, when exposed to the light, their past in the shadows is forgotten and they are born anew. Living in the
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