Explain these metaphors in Plato's Theaetetus

It's for my essay.

In Plato's Theaetetus, Socrates uses metaphors to explain what false judgment is.

Metaphor one: A block of wax.

Here is the line Socrates says to Theaetetus: " Now I want you to suppose, for the sake of the argument, that we have in our souls a block of wax, larger in one person, smaller in another, and of purer wax in one case, dirtier in another; in some men rather hard, in others rather soft, while in some it is of the proper consistency. "

Metaphor two: The aviary

How do these two Metaphor's help define false judgment is?

And what is the weaknesses of the metaphorical way of thinking?

Thanks!


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