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Feng Fei Feng English 1A Professor Bonar 16 February 2006 Questioning the Truth in People’s Minds Bermuda, which used to be one of the most dangerous regions in the world, is no longer considered such a dangerous place. People found out that the mysterious Bermuda Triangle was actually a hoax. People used to believe that Bermuda was a perilous place because so many people said so. The example of the Bermuda Triangle illuminates the fact that it is easy to trick people if the majority believes the trick is the truth. In order to make people face the truth, they must have the ability to see the truth. Unfortunately, a number of truths are hidden from people by their government in order to maintain power. People are likely to be controlled when they can not see the real hidden truth. As works such Plato’s “The Allegory of the Cave,” attempt to point out, the truth is never readily apparent and if it is, it is probably fake. Sometimes the truth isn’t hidden at all, but because it is not obvious, people cannot see it. Plato, one of the greatest philosophers of the ancient world, mentions this in his story “The Allegory of the Cave.” This story features people who are kept in a cave where they are chained and can only see directly in front of them. He states in his story, “here they have been from their childhood, and have their legs and necks chained so that they cannot move, and only see before them, being prevented by the chains from turning round their heads” (644). By restricting the people’s actions, they are only allowed to view that which their masters choose for them. The 1
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Feng people in the cave believe that the pictures in front of them are real, but never consider those things which might be around them that they don’t see. In their minds, the shadows on the wall are the truth, but this is only because of their limited view. The truth often acts this way in the real world and people will only accept that which they can see; they disregard what they cannot see. In the movie, They Live , which is about a man who has a special glass with which people can see the true world instead of the one that the Aliens who have taken over have hidden, people can only see the meaning of objects that the Aliens want them to see. The people in the
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