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  • The Prisoners In Plato's Allegory Of The Cave

    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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  • Three Prisoners In Plato's Allegory Of The Cave

    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

    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: Prisoners Of War

    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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  • Conformity In The Film 'Cool Hand Luke'

    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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  • Analysis Of Plato's Simile Of The Cave

    Plato argues that humans are subject to perceptual restrictions. In Plato’s “Simile of a Cave,” Plato explains how he believes humans of his time behaved using a straightforward similarity of men in a cave. Plato represents the men as being secured so that they cannot look left, right or even behind them, but only straightforward. Behind them is a flame, and behind the flame is an incomplete divider. On top of the divider are different statues, which are controlled by another gathering of…

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  • Zimbardo Theory

    The Zimbardo Prison Study revealed how prisoners and prison guards transitioned into predefined roles, behaving in a way that was thought to be a requirement, rather than using their own reasoning and beliefs. Zimbardo wanted to communicate how dehumanizing and disengaging them from social and moral values can affect an individual engaged in a highly stressful situation and what happens when identity and pride are taken away as a result of their lives being controlled. After watching the…

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  • Yima Territorial Prison History

    When prisoners died they were buried in the prison cemetery, which is located across from the prison. Of the 111 deaths only 104 of the bodies were buried in the cemetery, the other seven were claimed by the families. Only one body was never buried or given to the family, it was the one-hundred and twelfth death that happened on the way to Yuma. The prisoner tried to escape by jumping off the train but hit his head on a rock on the way down. That was the first and only death to be taken place…

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  • Compare Plato's Allegory Of The Cave

    The allegory of a cave is analogous to a world of visible reality in a cave, and a world of reality that can be seen by intelligence outside a cave. The prisoners who are locked in a cave that cannot even look inside the cave in the cave are confused by the rational judgment, the slave of the desire not to be able to make a good judgment, the shadow that blurs the rational judgment, The person who can come out is someone who is trying to have a reasonable judgment, and if the person mentioned in…

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  • Analysis Of Malcolm X's Allegory Of The Cave

    In “Allegory of The Cave,” philosopher Plato explains to his student, Glaucon, that there are prisoners in a den tied up and have never been able to turn their bodies nor their heads to see what is behind them: a blazing fire. The prisoners can only see a wall and the shadows casted from the objects that pass along front of the fire (583). The shadows are the only truth the prisoners know since they have never been exposed to anything outside the cave. Plato further explains saying “To them...…

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