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    Plato, one of the most well-known philosophers in the ancient Greece, wrote an ultimate allegory known as “The Allegory of the Cave”. It is about a man coming out of a cave after being chained as a prisoner for his entire life and what he goes through upon reaching surface. The ideas presented in “The Allegory of the Cave” are very similar to the ideas presented in Daniel Keyes’s novel, Flowers for Algernon. He used an excerpt from the metaphor to start his novel. In Keyes’s novel, a 32 year old

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    ‘’A new prisoner, sir,’’ George Linsay lead the prisoner into the office. Nigel Robertson raised his eyebrows, fiddled with his moustache and glanced at the newcomer in a meticulous, bewildered sort of manner. He thought this prisoner was not like the others — the man looked so innocent. His cheeks were like fresh, sticky, stretchy marshmallows, slightly toasted and his blonde hair stuck out in bizarre tufts dotted with dirt, mud and the smell of rose petals. Still growing up in his mother 's arms

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    from both sides will be taken prisoner and shoved into prison camps. The term Prisoner Of War refers to someone who has been captured by their force they are opposing. Prisoners of war have been a concept since medieval times where one nation would take another nation's soldiers as captives but due to the harsh fighting normally there wouldn't be many survivors after the initial conflict to be taken prisoner but if you were lucky enough to survive and be taken prisoner the Nations would usually ask

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    Chapter One: Introduction 1.1 Introduction to the research area Over the last 51 years prisoners have been placed at the nucleus of criminal justice system research. There has been an abundance of research exploring the impact of imprisonment spanning across a multiplicity of disciplines including psychology, sociology, law, social work and social policy (XXXXXXXXXX). Unfortunately, the research can be seen to have a reductionist tendency to focus on the person imprisoned as a single entity (Light

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    describes a cave where prisoners are chained by their legs and necks. Since their motions are restricted, they can only see what is directly in front of them. By deciphering the images that are reflected on the wall in front of them; they can only imagine the outside world and create their own reality. A prisoner is released to the outside world and realizes that the items that he and the other prisoners had deciphered in the cave were only illusions. Once outside the cave, the prisoner sees the beautiful

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    “The Prisoner of Chillon,” by Lord Byron essentially begins with a man who finds himself imprisoned in Chillon's dungeon. He relived his father's persecution for his belief, in turn, leads to his capture and death. He goes on about his three oldest brothers killed by being burned and staked, as well as executed for their stance, just as their father was. He and his two youngest brothers live imprisoned in Chillon, while his second youngest brother dies first. He describes his second youngest brother

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    that the prisoners in the cave have no idea on the reality, and all they see is a shadow representation of it. The foundation of the allegory lies on Plato’s view and belief that there is unseen truths and reality lying underneath the apparent surface of things, and only the most determined and enlightened individuals can grasp. The individuals who grasp these invisible truths deserve to be rulers and leaders of the ordinary people. Being used to the confinement of the cave, the prisoners are quick

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    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

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    prison for a long period or those who are adapted to prison life. (Garcia) Incarceration was created to help the prisoners reimburse themselves and learn from their mistake, instead incarceration has the power to corrupt prisoners mentally and can follow the individuals after being released preventing them to live a normal steady life. The effects of long-term incarceration on prisoners can be viewed as ironic, which is what attracted me to this topic. Irony is defined as a state of events that appear

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    are prisoners, restricted to seeing what shadows puppeteers cast upon the stone screen in front of them. This timeless story by Plato, used as a metaphor for those that are, to the philosopher Plato, lowbrows, and have no desire to question what is around them and find the truth and embrace ignorance. I have experienced this first hand, being an exemplification of what it means to not question what I have faith in, or seek more. However, I have also experienced what it is to be the prisoner that

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