We study Plato's "Allegory of the Cave" in my Intro to Humanities classes. Haruki Murakami's short fiction "Samsa in Love" is a fantastic text to pair with it: ancient Greece in translation meets modern Japan in translation, via Ted Goossen's linguistic and creative writing talents. @TheNewYorker.

Anik LeRay and Jean-Fran├žois Laguionie's animated film Le Tableau (The Painting), in French with English subtitles, presents another twist that can spark enthusiastic and insightful discussions in class. View an excerpt of the film here (in French):

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