The Matrix And The Allegory Of The Cave

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The Matrix and the Allegory of the Cave focus on one central idea: What is real?. They engage the audience in a fictional world where people live in false realities without knowing it. They make us question our own knowledge. Their storylines connect in that the protagonist discovers that everything he knows is a big lie and now he must discover the truth. The protagonist is thrown all of the sudden into the real world and then, he continues to seek the absolute truth. Neo and the prisoner inquire whether knowing the truth is a blessing or a curse. The Matrix itself is very comparable to the cave because both are prisons of false reality. Humans are trapped and manipulated by their surroundings.Their senses are tricked and they can 't recognize the truth. In the Allegory of the Cave, “people have been in this dwelling since childhood, shackled by the legs and neck. Thus they stay in the same place so that there is only one thing for them to look that: whatever they encounter in front of their faces. But because they are shackled, they are unable to turn their heads around.” Just like the prisoners, Neo is chained to a bunch of machines who blind him from the real world. In the film, Morpheus says: “Like everyone else, you were born into bondage, kept inside a prison that you cannot smell, taste, or touch. A prison for your mind”. Neither the prisoners or the people living in the Matrix know they are trapped. They are unaware anything exists beyond their
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