Essays Tagged: "Cave"

"The Allegory of the Cave", a description of the story and a different point of view on it

"The Allegory of the Cave," like most things in philosophy, can be deciphered in many different ways. It basically says t ... an be deciphered in many different ways. It basically says that people are chained to the wall of a cave and they have nothing to look at but shadows on the wall that are provided by another. This is ... on the wall that are provided by another. This is all that they know and have never been out of the cave. That tells nothing on the surface, but once one looks really hard a few messages or meanings c ...

(3 pages) 257 1 4.0 Nov/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Greek Language & Literature

Beowulf Short Story

people were loyal and faithfully devoted to their respected ruler. The monster lived in a gigantic cave which was a ten-minute walk to the edge of town. It was rumored that when the Filth-Sammich swa ... t his odds were stacked, but, with a fearless and determined state of mind, he made the trek to the cave of the Filth-Sammich. He knew that when he defeated the monster, he would be known as the great ...

(3 pages) 28 0 3.0 Jan/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

The Allegory of the Cave with the Matrix.

Write a journal entry comparing the Allegory of the Cave with the Matrix. What are their similarities? What is the message in the Matrix and what does i ... imilarities? What is the message in the Matrix and what does it have to do with the Allegory of the caveBack in 1999 when I first saw The Matrix, I liked it for its great cinematographic achievements ... graphic achievements and the action packed fight scenes. But after studying Plato's allegory of the cave, it brought in a whole new dimension to the movie. Although the movie is set in a relatively fu ...

(2 pages) 121 1 5.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

Who am I? Short creative reflection inspired by a Langston Hughes poem.

e. To leave the bubble alone would be to remain trapped.I am the sky, the limit of me.Surrounding a cave of darkness is a lining of light. A light not yet bright because it is still gaining momentum, ... hopefully expel all the darkness. But a gentle wind scatters the light so that the exterior of the cave is lit only by a few candles dotted beyond. A puff of smoke from inside the cave further dashes ...

(2 pages) 58 0 4.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

A Great Discovery

t putting me into hyperthermia. Spasms wrecked by muscles and I limped sub-consciously into a large cave. As I crawled more into the cavern, I realized that the vicinity was losing its luminosity. I w ... er and risk my life. I was not one who gave up easily, hence I ventured deeper into the rock-strewn cavern.As I was shuffling into the cave with both my palms "magnetized" onto the cavern's even walls ...

(3 pages) 37 1 3.6 Nov/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing > Descriptive Essays

To Build a Fire: Alternate Ending - This is a creative writing assignment that replaced the ending of "To Build a Fire" by Jack London from around the point when the fire went out.

t he would seek shelter in the forest or any other suitable location. An hour later, he came upon a cave and decided that it would be wise to enter and rest. Cold or inhospitable it was a shelter and ... ment. For some unknown reason, the dog was uneasy to enter with the man. When he entered the cave he went to the back knowing that it would not be as unbearable as the outside even if it was st ...

(3 pages) 24 0 3.0 May/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Comparison between "The Matrix" and Plato's "Allegory of the Cave"

gh further analysis, it becomes apparent that it also explicitly parallels Plato's "Allegory of the Cave". In both works, the hero--the chosen, enlightened one--experiences three stages: captivity, en ... tages: captivity, enlightenment, and a newfound sense of responsibility.In Plato's "Allegory of the Cave", people have been kept as prisoners in a cave since birth; there they are held captive--tied u ...

(2 pages) 72 1 4.2 Feb/2006

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Bob

Ukukie Prarie. Bomb the wall W of fairie bomb hole. Dash through crystals.6) Tal Tal Heights Water Cave. After beating Angler's cave, go right until you see a cave. Enter and dive near the middle.7) ... shop. There is one beneath one.2) Mabe Village. Dig in the dog house of bowow's. SE corner 3) Tail Cave. Bomb Left wall of room 4-d.4) Mysterious Forest. With Power Bracelet, so to the S. part, lift ...

(1 pages) 392 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Autoboigraphy

t with thirsty until they get to the mountain Sheba s breasts there it was snowing and they go to a cave from took of the snow there a man die, they found people there, the problem was that the law of ... Henry won the battle so a woman she name was Gagool take them to they are in there the door of the cave get close because thrower the rocks and the woman died almost the other two that were with them ...

(2 pages) 473 0 5.0 Dec/2001

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

Book Report

orge, Utah Time: 10:00 Am Reported Cause: Some people say they saw three real living dinosaurs in a cave when they were on the way back from a walk! One man died and a boy got seriously hurt.Interview ... would stop and help him I would get attacked, so I kept running. I finally found my way out of the cave and there was no sight of Mr. Norak or Zack. Mr. Boneid and I ran and called 911." Interv ...

(3 pages) 4 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Critique Of Plato's Theory

beliefs, opinions and their varying degrees of knowledge influence their view of the world. In The Cave, Plato describes a group of men who have lived in a dark cave, chained up since childhood. All ... cave, chained up since childhood. All they know is what they see in the shadows on the walls of the cave and what they know of each other. It is like a movie to them, but that is all they know; theref ...

(4 pages) 10 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Baby Blue

ad stopped two days ago, but it was not until this morning that the water started to subside in the cave. Ted was the only surviving ant in the cave after the lightning storm had dumped its rain with ... d up the water leaving no sign of a storm, except for the debris that the storm had hurled into the cave killing many of the ants instantly.While walking through the rocky mountains searching for surv ...

(3 pages) 328 0 0.0 Nov/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

Allegory of the Cave

The Underground Den Plato's story about the cave is about a group of prisoners living in an underground den. These prisoners live strapped with ... behind them. The story is about man's struggle to reach understanding and enlightenment.The cave is a representation for education and ignorance, while the sun represents truth. In this cave, ... trained become angered by the freed, enlightened prisoner. One prisoner decides to leave the cave even with all the pain he feels from the light. He steps out and this new world is illuminated ...

(3 pages) 12 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Contemporary Philosophy

Analysis of platos simile of t

Analysis of Plato's 'The Simile of The Cave' Many literary works of the past have been very accurate to our view of society today. None of ... of these works, however describes our view of today's society as closely as Plato's "Simile of the Cave". In this work, Plato describes how he believes humans of his time behaved using a simple analo ... work, Plato describes how he believes humans of his time behaved using a simple analogy of men in a cave. Through this analogy, Plato is able to fully show his beliefs and concept of life itself. Alth ...

(2 pages) 1336 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Contemporary Philosophy

Beam Me Up Scotty!

It was a cold, windy Autumn day in Mongolia when it happened. The Icly family was huddling in their cave next to a fire. They were cavemen, and it was 50,000 B.C. , the Ice Age. Darco Icly recognized ... derthal he was, he made a dim-witted motion attempting to signal the family towards the back of the cave, but...it was too late. "Hello fellow Icly's! Auntie Sisqo's back! Come give me a kissy kissy k ...

(3 pages) 501 0 5.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

Allegory Of The Cave - Interpretation

The first scene of the Allegory of the Cave is of prisoners in a cave. They are chained down and wear blinders on their eyes so they are fo ... are forced to only look straight forward. Straight forward there is a screen or a wall. Within the cave, behind the prisoners, there is a fire and there are shadow casters that hold up puppets of ima ... eal themselves from the prisoners view). He notices a patch of light coming from the opening of the cave. He travels toward this light. The prisoner makes his way out of the cave into the light. Becau ...

(3 pages) 35 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Contemporary Philosophy

Caveman

Caveman existed millions of years ago. But today, we owe them, many of the inventions/tools that tak ... we owe them, many of the inventions/tools that take part in our everyday lives. We can say that the caveman are the true creators of many small things like blades and knives, which date back to 2 mill ... uch as different lifestyles, protection, housing, and art.Without the small, but critical steps the caveman took towards a better and easier way of life, we would not have advanced and gotten to where ...

(2 pages) 563 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

What is the Cave Allegory

Socrates on the Cave Allegory is found in The Republic by Plato. This allegory is a discussion between Socrates and ... . This allegory is a discussion between Socrates and Glaucon. The allegory poses a description of a cave, symbolizing the world. The cave could be seen as a crypt, very little to no light enters from ... ave could be seen as a crypt, very little to no light enters from the opening. Near the rear of the cave there is a fire, the only provider of light for the entire cave. In front of the firs people ar ...

(2 pages) 19 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Contemporary Philosophy

Cave Arts

Cave ART At the foot of a cliff in the Ardèche Gorges, in south-eastern France, amateur spele ... s, in south-eastern France, amateur speleologists discovered the world's oldest painted prehistoric cave. Discovered on December 18, 1994, this cave features art that dates back thirty-one thousand ye ... arie Chauvet, Eliette Brunel-Deschamps and Christian Hillaire, were the amateurs who discovered the cave that has come to be known simply as the Chauvet cave. The explorers were in Vallon-Pont-d'Arc, ...

(2 pages) 23 1 3.3 Mar/2008

Subjects: Art Essays

Descriptive essay titled Circle of Life. freshman level essay describing an event

As my green wolf eel, Moray, hides dormant in his artificial rock cave, the inch long, rosy minnow splashes into the water and is immediately swimming due to the tank ... e tank skimming the top of the water my green wolf eel is resting with his head and neck out of the cave. Moray is about a foot long with a lime green color, like the color of seaweed, with white and ... at a time or both at the same time so he can focus on objects when he is turned to the side in his cave. Moray has a wide grasping mouth, which is always slightly open, and a stomach that could inhal ...

(3 pages) 2457 0 3.0 Dec/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing > Descriptive Essays