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  • At first the prisoner that broke free of his chains, surely must have felt pain and dsibelief that the reality he has lived in for all those years was just a lie
  • After contemplating on the reality he just left. He begins to question himself that if the shadows in the wall is just puppets what is the true reality, at that moment, curiosity sets in. he became somewhat excited what the true world felt like
  • After coming out of the cave, he felt fulfillment that for the first time in his life he had seen the reality that lay behind the lies the shadows had given to them for a long time. He decided to share this experience and went back to the cave where the other prisoners were still chained to watch the lies of the figures of the shadows. They did not believe him because according to them the shadows are the most real things to them.
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    • 1. What to you are the central themes for Plato’s Allegory of the Cave? The allegory of the cave can be described by these pictures:
    • 2. How does the mind separate the true reality from false reality?
    • 3. The movie closes with Lenny saying, “We all need mirrors to remind ourselves who we are. I’m no different.” Lenny’s “mirrors” were his memory devices. What sort of “mirrors” do people with normal memories rely on to remind themselves who they are?
    • 4. Friends
    • 5. Family
    • 6. Enemies
    • 7. Our realizations 
    • 8. Finally, the things we do*  *even it is stupid
    • 9. When Lenny jots down Teddy’s license number, he asks: “Do I lie to myself to be happy? In your case, Teddy... yes, I will.” What does that say about truth?

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