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    Greece and a student of Socrates. He wrote a book titled The Republic which was fundamentally a Socratic dialogue analyzing what it means to be a just man. The allegory of the cave was a section of this book in which Plato described a cave full of prisoners that were chained to a wall and were only able to see the shadows and projections on the wall of the cave from a nearby fire. One day a prisoner was freed. When he first left the cave he was blinded by the sun for a moment until his eyes adjusted. Soon he discovered that what he thought was real in the shadows was all false and that there is a real world out there. He tries to go back and tell the others but they do not listen and choose to remain chained…

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    Prisoners Of War

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    A prisoner of war (POW) is a person, whether combatant or non-combatant, who is held in custody by the opponent during or immediately after an armed conflict. There were a total of 22,000 Australians that became prisoners of war of the Japanese in south-east Asia, only a total of 14.000 had survived. Captured prisoners of war were treated poorly by captors, but the treatment improved as the years passed, though it never met Geneva Convention standards. Camps were rife with diseases caused by…

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    In Plato’s Allegory of the Cave, there are three prisoners who live in a world where they are chained in a cave. There are puppeteers who cast shadows onto the wall of the cave and the prisoners construct the shadows as reality.One out of the three prisoners breaks free and adventures the outsides of cave. After adapting to a lifestyle where you mainly see darkness; the prisoner is blinded by the sun and agitated about the outside world of the cave. The shadows that the puppeteers casted inside…

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    Prisoners Rights Essay

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    Prisoner rights are rights given to prisoners while serving time in prison. There are many different rights discussed in this essay about rights such as work, education and personal property. Prisoners’ rights are a civil liberty because it complies with the laws of the constitution. Throughout the extensive period of time in which prisoner’s fought for their rights, many historical events and periods such as the hands-off period, the civil rights period, court cases such as Procunier vs…

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    The Geneva Convention was created to protect the rights of prisoners of war after World War 1. Its official name is the Convention relative to the Treatment of Prisoners of War. The Geneva Convention was signed on the 27th of July 1929 in Geneva, Switzerland. The Convention was created by the Red Cross as after the First World War as they found The Hague Conventions, which had been signed pre-war had failed due to many loopholes and lack of precision. 47 countries signed the Convention those…

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    1. 30th November, 1942 So, I thought I’d write a journal about the goings-on as a prisoner of war. I have been extremely privileged to stumble upon some paper, and it is highly unlikely that I will be able to get this letter to anyone, given the security of the Japanese guards. Firstly, I was captured as part of the Australian A-Force (which is largely made up from the Australian 22nd Brigade), from Singapore on May the 15th, 1942. We were in Changi, which is in Singapore, when we were captured…

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    The Treatment of Prisoners of War At one time the United States was home to 371 thousand German Prisoners of War. These prisoners were living in the 650 camps in the United States along with other ethnic enemy soldiers from World War II. With the growing amount of enemies within the mercy of the American soldiers, government and citizens the question is posed, how should you treat a prisoner of war from an enemy country? Even though Germany broke the Geneva Convention, America did the right…

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    Following the Geneva Convention documents of 1929, prisoners of war were supposed to be treated in a very particular and respectful way. Instead of being treated as inferior, prisoners were supposed to be treated in ethnic ways, live in healthy conditions and be fed. Unfortunately, for Louis Zamperini, an Olympic runner and also an American fighter pilot was taken prisoner by the Japanese during World War II. After barely surviving in the pacific ocean on a raft for 47 days, Zamperini was taken…

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    reflects non-conformity in his ways to tease the authorities and will not take any advice from the other prisoners. Conformity is expressed through the prison guards clothing, and the prisoner’s actions. Obedience to authority is seen through Dragline – Luke’s right hand man – who believes following rules will lead to a positive outcome. Luke spent most of his life conforming, and being obedient in the military. After all this time following rules and orders, he decided…

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    One of Plato’s many philosophical theories is the Myth of the Cave. In the textbook Philosophy The Power if Ideas, pg. 38: Plato describes a scene, in which there are prisoners held captive in a cave facing away from the entrance. There is a fire behind them, and that fire is casting shadows of the objects in front of the fire onto the wall that they are looking at. These prisoners have then obtained the perception that this is the reality of the situation. This is the true size, shape and…

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