Words of Wisdom:

"imagination is key, but the stars create imagination! (daaaaa crab!)" - Ytiema


  • Date Submitted: 01/28/2010 01:08 AM
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To be told what you know will build up a boundary what you think you know.   In both the Allegory of the Cave and The Matrix people were told by “enlightened” ones what the truth is about life.   Although the subjects found it hard to believe they one day would find out that the truth isn’t just what they know, but it is what they will learn.   In this essay I will compare the story The Allegory of the Cave, and the movie The Matrix.

The movie The Matrix shows how people think they are in a reality but when tough that they are not they are a big freaked out.   In the movie Neo is told to meet with Morphius “the educated one” to discuss something important. Later on Neo has to make a choice to pick one of two pills.   One pill will erase all memoire of them meeting and he will go back to his “normal” life.   The other pill with introduce him to what life is really like. In other words it was almost like he was in a dream and he would be awaken. Neo Picks the pill which will show him the truth and he is awaken but in much pain.   This resembles the “Light” which will be discussed later. After being awoken Neo is told about how robots are controlling people for energy and how he is the one who must learn to bring down the machines and set people free.   Neo doesn’t believe anything because he had been in such a false living for so long it is hard what to believe.   After enough time and learning Neo ends up learning that he is the one and helps the human race defeat the machines.

In the story Allegory of The Cave The people are held in a cave and are shown shadows on a cave wall.   The people are suppose to be able to think out what these “character” are and put names to these shapes.   After a while the tough people who are holding the others to teach them take one person outside and shown the objects that were posted on the wall.   On his way up to the surface too see these objects the person will see the sun for the first time so the journey is hard...


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