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Marleny PaulinoProfessor QuinlanEnglish 210024 October 2016EducationEducating someone means letting them acquire knowledge freely and not trapping themfrom thinking outside the box. The idea on education enchaining students is shown in Plato’sdialogue, “The Allegory of the Cave” and Mike Rose essay, “Blue-Collar Brilliance.” In Plato’sdialogue, prisoners are enchained in a cave where they were only able to see shadows of objectsthat were passing behind them. Later, Plato stated that when a prisoner is freed and taken outside,they would not be able to see well because of the sun light. As the prisoner gets adjusted to thesunlight, he would be able to see the real world and realize that he was blind because of beingenchained in the cave all his life. Plato’s dialogue is a metaphor on education because it is statingthat students are like the prisoners when it comes to education because they are not being teachabout the real world. In Rose’s essay, he talks about his mom who had a blue collar job, but she

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