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Unformatted text preview: These two works are connected because Ishmael talks about the captivity of the world as a whole, while Allegory of the Cave talks about how the mind is held captive in the cave because of the beliefs of those that are guarding it. Both stories have themes of philosophy. The king in Allegory of the King understands the sun, which represents good and all that is good in the world. Ishmael the gorilla understands the deep philosophical ideas of the universe even though he is an animal, and tries to get the narrator to understand deeper his thoughts about the differences between animals and humans, and the creation of the universe....
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This note was uploaded on 03/31/2008 for the course HP 1000 taught by Professor Harris during the Spring '08 term at Wyoming.
- Spring '08