Caves Essays

  • The Cave

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    A large fracture in the otherwise solid rock served as entrance to the cave. The opening is a half a foot shorter than Jazzlyn’s five feet six inches, and approximately half as wide. Standing in front of the small threshold, the cool, musty air from inside the chamber leaks out through the crack and pricks her skin. The jagged gap is just big enough for her to squeeze through sideways if she keeps her head ducked down. To Jazzlyn this hardly felt like a challenge. First, extending her right arm

  • Cave Exploration

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    Cave Exploration The worst day of my life began innocently enough with my small group of friends preparing to explore a cave. Each month the four of us, I, Jill, John, and Ted, would choose two or three caves and spend our weekends engrossed in exploring them. Today’s cave was a special one; it afforded just a small window of opportunity for exploration because it flooded completely with each high tide. As we checked our packs and made sure all our spelunking and survival gear was in order,

  • Plato's The Allegory of the Cave

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    Plato's The Allegory of the Cave In Plato’s “The Allegory of the Cave,” he suggests that there are two different forms of vision, a “mind’s eye” and a “bodily eye.” The “bodily eye” is a metaphor for the senses. While inside the cave, the prisoners function only with this eye. The “mind’s eye” is a higher level of thinking, and is mobilized only when the prisoner is released into the outside world. This eye does not exist within the cave; it only exists in the real, perfect world. The “bodily

  • The Cosquer Cave Discovery

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    The Cosquer Cave Discovery A long, long time ago, 27,000 years ago to be exact, during the glacial period, glaciers over a kilometer deep spanned the country of France from the Alps to the Haute Provence. These glaciers held so much water that they caused the sea level in the Mediterranean Sea to drop well over 100 meters. Prehistoric humans found the entrance to Cosquer cave not far from the seashore and some entered to paint inside it. During this time, men created wonderful pictures on

  • Plato’s Allegory of the Cave

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    for reality and truth. This is the basic premise for Plato’s Allegory of the Cave, in which prisoners sit in a cave, watching images cast on the wall in front of them. They accept these views as reality and they are unable to grasp their overall situation: the images are a ruse, a mere shadow show orchestrated for them by unseen men. At some point, a prisoner is set free and is forced to see the situation inside the cave. Initially, one does not want to give up the security of his or her familiar

  • Cosque Cave

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    Cosque Cave Many, many years ago, a cave was in use, and many paintings, drawings, and engravings were put on the walls of the cave. About ten years ago, a man was diving in the Mediterranean and came across something that no one would ever think about finding. It was a prehistoric painted cave with an underwater entrance. It is known today as the Cosquer cave. Jean Cosquer, a professional diver, discovered the cave. He was diving for no particular reason, and found a wealth of prehistoric

  • A Visit To The Cave Essay

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    Have you ever been to a cave? Seriously, I have yet to pay a visit in any caves in Malaysia. I am actually so ashamed to admit myself as a Malaysian; I have never visited to any caves with such a natural beauty. Until the day my college provided us to chance to Gua Tempurung. I felt excited at the moment. In the mean time, I was curious and afraid when someone told me that we had to be in the cave for five hours and also need to slide down in some part of the cave, although it was assured to be

  • The Allegory of the Cave by Plato

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    The Allegory of the Cave by Plato "The Allegory of the Cave," by Plato, explains that people experience emotional and intellectual revelations throughout different stages in their lives. This excerpt, from his dialogue The Republic, is a conversation between a philosopher and his pupil. The argument made by this philosopher has been interpreted thousands of times across the world. My own interpretation of this allegory is simple enough as Plato expresses his thoughts as separate stages. The

  • Cosquer Cave

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    Cosquer Cave In 1985, while scuba diving in Cape Morgiou, near Marseilles, France, Henri Cosquer discovered a narrow 175-meter, air-filled tunnel 37 meters below the sea (“The Cosquer Cave”). The tunnel, unbeknownst to him, lead to one of the world’s most treasured Paleolithic art-filled caves. During the Paleolithic age, Cosquer cave was much more accessible than it is today. Researchers say that at the times the art was created, the cave was probably only 11 kilometers from the coast

  • Niaux Cave

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    AR6_SA_U2_L6_LC Introduction and Objective As we said before, Niaux Cave was discovered in the late 1800s and was a result of glacial melting millions of years ago. It encompasses a number of distinct chambers connected by a winding passageway. The artwork is some of the most vivid and distinctive rock art in the world. For first 400 meters or so after entering the cave, there is no rock art whatsoever. It finally appears in the form of abstract signs. They are grouped together like landmarks

  • Cave Paintings: Lascaux And Chauvet Caves In Spain

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    Introduction Cave paintings have been discovered all over Europe over the past century, four of the most famous discoveries are that of the two caves of Altamira and El Castillo in Spain as well as the Lascaux and Chauvet caves in France. These painting have been described as around 40,000 to 14,000 years old, dating to the Upper Palaeolithic era. Since the discovery of these cave sites, many archaeologists, scientists, anthropologists, geologists and practically anyone who was interested in these

  • Allegory of the Cave vs The Matrix

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    a reality that doesn’t even exist. The prisoners in Plato’s “Allegory of the Cave” are blind from true reality as well as the people in the movie “The Matrix” written and directed by the Wachowski brothers. They are given false images and they accept what their senses are telling them, and they believe what they are experiencing is all that really exists. Plato the ancient Greek philosopher wrote “The Allegory of the Cave”, to explain the process of enlightenment and what true reality may be. In the

  • Informative Essay: The Mammoth Cave

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    The Mammoth Cave is made up of natural corridors in the forested hills of Kentucky. It is considered to be one of the biggest caves network on Earth. With ample dark corners and shadowed crevices is definitely the perfect place for a variety of hauntings. It has been the site of at least 150 different ghostly encounters. Visitors who’ve ventured into the dark corridors of the cave have reported a variety of phenomena ranging from odd noises to disembodied footsteps. Granted that a person’s mind can

  • Cosquer Cave

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    Cosquer Cave Lying 125 feet below sea level, an historic treasure hid unseen to humans for thousands of years. Prehistoric humans first left their mark there nearly 27,000 years ago, but it was not until 1985 that modern humans discovered these treasures. This ancient landmark is now known as Cosquer Cave. It is a unique cave not only for the images found there, but also because of its unusual entrance. The cave is located on Cape Morgiou, in the Calanques, which is near Marseilles (“The

  • Applying Plato's Allegory of the Cave

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    Applying Plato's Allegory of the Cave to Oedipus Rex, Hamlet,and Thomas Becket Plato was one of the greatest philosophers of all time. He is recognized all over the world as one of the greatest minds of all time. Knowledge is required under compulsion has not hold on the mind.(Durant 24). Plato's dialogues are the fruit of a rare mind; but the could not have kept their perennial freshness if they had not somehow succeeded in expressing he problems and the convictions that are common to Plato's

  • Depression And Depression In Plato's Allegory Of The Cave

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    Long ago, caves were the only shelter available to man. There was no choice but to live in them. They provided warmth and protection. Living in a cave in today’s society would be torturous. Depression plays a role in society today, and people live with it non-stop. Depression is isolating and leaves one in the darkness. Plato’s “Allegory of the Cave” helps show how a person is captured by depression, living inside their own mind just like the cave, and how to see the light of escaping depression

  • The Allegory of the Cave

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    The Allegory of the Cave Plato’s Allegory of the Cave is the most comprehensive and far-reaching analogy in his book, The Republic. This blanket analogy covers many of the other images Plato uses as tools through out The Republic to show why justice is good. The Allegory of the Cave, however, is not the easiest image that Plato uses. First, one must understand this analogy and all of it’s hidden intricacies, then one will be able to apply it to the other images Plato uses such as the Divided

  • Cave Paintings

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    prehistoric men and their symbolic cave paintings. The expression, style, and meaning vary and archaeologists put in much effort to uncover these works. The first evidence of cave art appeared in Western Europe (Berenguer 67). Early cave paintings were characteristic of Western art. They were supported by an acute vision, deep expressiveness, enormous personality, and detailed execution (Berenguer 68). Art first appeared in sculpture-form, and then moved to engravings on cave walls. Eventually, this led

  • Cave Paintings

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    The Cave of Lascaux and Cave Art Cave paintings might possibly be the oldest known form of communication that exists today. Cave paintings date back to a period of time called the Paleolithic Age. The Paleolithic Age took place from 40,000 to 10,000 B.C. Prehistoric Age is divided into three parts: Paleolithic being the earliest, Mesolithic being the middle at 10,000 B.C. and Neolithic Age being the latest at 8,000 B.C. During the Paleolithic Age it is believed that the cave paintings at Lascaux

  • Mammoth Cave History

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    Mammoth Cave National Park is home to the world’s largest known cave system. Millions of years ago this region was originally located 10° south of the equator (, 2002) in an area was covered by shallow seas. Over the years plate tectonics have caused this area to move to 37.1833° north of the equator. Also, causing the shallow sea waters to dissipate and upheaval of the earth’s crust, known as the Cincinnati Arch (Livesay,1953). Over the years the Cincinnati Arch and surrounding areas