The Allegory of The Matrix - Lasky

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Rachel Lasky 20 November, 2007 English 1100 F Matrix and Cave Comparison The Allegory of the Matrix Plato came up with many interesting ideas while he lived his life as one of history’s most influential philosophers. In one of these ideas, known today as “The Allegory of the Cave,” Plato describes a place where people are forced to live in a captivity of sorts, unaware of their existence as prisoners. The prisoners believe everything they see before them to be the truth. They know nothing of what is behind them or to their sides, as they are chained and prevented from looking about. When one man escapes his chains he is exposed to the real truth, and as he begins to learn what is real, he wants to help his former prison-mates. This story was remodeled and given new life in 1999 when “The Matrix” was released. Throughout the movie, concrete references are made which support “The Matrix” as a modern-day retelling of Plato’s “The Allegory of the Cave.” In “The Allegory of the Cave,” Plato describes how the prisoners have been chained at the neck and legs since childhood, restricting their movement. Behind them is a raised wall where men walk back and forth carrying statues and other objects. Further
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