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Allegories are small stories that deal with big ideas and hopefully help people reach the state of being enlightened In Allegory of the Cave a person was enlightened Enlightened is when you have learned or found something new that amazes you or leaves you in horror You may believe it to be true or not but you dont go on living the same as before You may be forced to see the real world and be enlightened by everything there isThere are many people living in the cave They are all chained up They cannot move their heads There is a fire burning behind them It makes shadows on the wall in front of them They can only see the light for the fire There is a walk way between the fire and them On which guards walk to the exit and make shadows on the wall with objects for the prisoners to see They have been like this since they were born They dont know there is another world out there They believe that is what life is about The lesson in the Allegory of the Cave was you have to be enlightened to understand new concepts You may not like what you are going to find out but it is for your own good and well being You can chose to believe what you have learned or be ignorant and try to forget it which you never will It is hard to live in a dream world when you know the truth When I was younger I was liven in my own dream world Can you blame me Im so perfect at least thats what I thought My freshmen year I tried out for the soccer team I made the team with ease But I didnt start That really made me mad I was perfect I should be starting not riding the bench I thought about what I was doing wrong It took
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