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Unformatted text preview: Teacher was Socrates Liked to employ Socratic methods (asking questions to move towards truth) Fond of Dialogue and Dialectic o Dialogue is the literary form with characters o Dialectic is a method to form truthask questions and get answers Inside the Cave COM 204 Rhetoric, Plato, and the Cave 22-Sep-09 An Allegoryevents in the story stand for something else World of Forms vs. World of Objects (Lived World) Journey of the soul from ignorance to knowledge Pop Culture Uses of the Cave (The Real vs. the Imaginary) Alice in Wonderland The Matrix The Truman Show The X-Files Vanilla Sky Joe Millionaire The Wizard of Oz Application to rhetoric from The Cave Rhetoric can never reveal the Forms, but only their reflections The contest of making out shadows is only the image of a skill, or a knack (as in the Gorgias )...
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