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... of gaining more knowledge than what was given to them. Plato created this world to warn readers that the world they live in might not be what they thought it was. It is hard to accept reality and Plato is trying to enlighten readers with these facts.
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- Ray Bradbury was born August 22nd 1920 in Waukegan, Illinois. He was the third son born to Leonard and Esther Bradbury. At age six his family moved to Tucson, Arizona. As a young boy Ray became highly intrigued in science fiction stories as well as horror flicks and magic acts. Ray began to develop his own stories by age eleven and at age twelve he had a life changing event. Ray read a newspaper headline that read “World Would End Tomorrow.” This title sparked Ray’s curiosity and him and his brother camped outside along a cliff to watch this event take place.... [tags: Biography, Author]
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