The Matrix And Plato's The Allegory Of The Cave

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The truth of reality may not be reality. The reality that we think is real might just be an illusion. An allegory, which is a story, poem or picture that can be interpreted to reveal a hidden meaning, is the main focus of the question to figure out the truth of reality. The Matrix and Plato’s The Allegory of the Cave both reveal a great deal of ideas of whether people might be living in the illusion or the actual reality. Both express similar characteristics and help to identify how people can distinguish between reality and the illusion of reality. In the movie, The Matrix, the humans are trapped, almost as if they were prisoners without even realizing that they are. They are virtually controlled in which the world that they think is real,…show more content…
Neo, the main character in the movie, took the red pill instead of the blue to find out the truth whether the Matrix is real or not. The real world they are exposed to symbolizes the path to enlightenment. Enlightenment allows one to step outside of their box and seek beyond their knowledge. The freed prisoner of the allegory and Neo escaped the illusion of reality and were confronted by the real world. However, they were so accustomed and adjusted to their old living style that the illusion felt more real than the reality itself. The Matrix and The Allegory of the Cave gave me the ability to wonder and reconsider the reality of our world. I’d consider that both the movie and the story allowed me to think in different ways to figure out the question, “What is reality?” or “Are we facing the reality or the illusion of the real world?” The movie introduces us to two completely different worlds that we can compare to get a better understanding of the idea. However, the Allegory and the Cave was able to provide a better understanding because it was straight forward and clear. The main idea of the story was about one’s ability to comprehend and build knowledge; however, if one cannot reach this, he will once again become imprisoned of limited
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