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1

Role of the prisoners

Unaware your a prisoner-Norma life
You know there is others but you've never seen them because it's dark
Immobile
Satisfied

2

Role of the fire

Source of all their knowledge about their world of the cave
Reflects shadows onto the wall the prisoners face
Without it their life would be in total darkness, nothing to look or talk about

3

Role of the roadway

Unknown to prisoners
2d cut outs constantly carried over causeway
Shadows of the figures, wretched prisoners take to be real objects

4

Role of the exit to daylight

Blinded by sunlight
Saw colours textures etc
When describing the beauty of the outside world he was killed as the prisoners preferred the world they knew and understood
Access it using reason