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KATHERINE GOMEZ September 27, 2010 English Matrix and Plato assignment # 3 In The Matrix and “The Allegory of the Cave” there are prisoners who are enlightened in one way or another and realize what true reality is. When better analyzed however, one realizes that the messages are different. This difference in the message then leads to smaller differences in the ideas. Both however lead us to question the reality that we live in and the control we have over our lives. “The Allegory of the Cave” speaks about prisoners in a cave who are limited to their understanding of what reality is. The cave only holds the shadows of objects and animals from reality, not reality itself. The Matrix is similar in that way. In the Matrix, the sophisticated machines have their prisoners in a virtual reality where they live their lives but nothing that they see is actually real. It is just a simulated reality. In order to see reality, they must be “unplugged” and in order for the prisoners in the cave to be set free, they must escape or be set free. In a sense, they both get enlightened. Both of these
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