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The Real Monster Behind Animal Entertainment

May 11, 2011

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By Michael Rodriguez. In “The Allegory of the Cave”, Plato writes of prisoners in a cave who can only see images on a wall and concludes ,” All in all, then, what people in the situation would take for truth would be nothing more than the shadows of the manufactured objects. What Plato mean by this […]

Illusions of Sex in Advertisements

May 9, 2011

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By Kimone Currithers. Advertisers use sex in advertisement to manipulate people into buying their products, goods, and services.  Sex in advertisement can be considered as an illusion, similar to the “shadows” on the wall, as described in Plato’s, “The Allegory of the cave”. Plato writes of prisoners in the cave who can only see images […]

Silly Rabbit, Cartoons Are for Kids!

May 6, 2011

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By Kelsie Brea. In Plato’s Allegory of the cave we are shown that society often has mistaken views about various issues, Plato states, “All in all, then, what people in this situation take for truth would be nothing more than shadows of manufactured objects” (1).  In essence, what you assume to be truth could really […]

Is White Skin Beautiful?

May 6, 2011

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By Sahrash Azam. Sometimes we are shown wrong images that create a wall between reality and lie. Sometimes we don’t even realize that we are misguided or that somebody has put blinders on our eyes. “The Allegory of the Cave” Plato depicts this situation in terms of prisoners in a cave who can only see […]