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and in every possible fashion, and other articles of every sort which overtop the wall; and, as you might suppose, some of those who are carrying these objects are talking, others silent."
" You are showing me," he said, " a strange picture, and these are strange prisoners."
" They are like ourselves," I replied. " For, to begin with, do you believe that people thus situated could ever see anything else of themselves, or of one another, save the shadows which the fire casts upon the side of the cave directly facing them? "
" How could they," he replied, " since all their lives they were compelled to keep their heads immovable? "
" And what about the objects which are carried past behind them? Of these would they see only the shadows?"
" Undoubtedly."
" If now they could talk together, don't you suppose they would believe that they were naming as the things themselves the figures which they saw passing before them?"
" Of necessity they would."
" Well, how about this? If their prison had an echo from the side in front of them, do you think that, whenever one of the passers-by spoke, they would imagine the voice to come from anything save the passing shadow?"
" I certainly do not," he replied.
" So that in point of fact," I said, " such people would hold nothing to be real except the shadows of the images."

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