18 February 2009
If I were to compare Plato’s cave and the movie the matrix I would say they are very similar. In both stories human beings are not living in reality, they are living in an artificial world and are blinded from what is really happening outside the walls of their world. In the story of the cave humans were keep in a cave, whereas the matrix humans were grown so that machines could feed on them for energy. This movie illustrates how the own tools or machines, they created to help us actually in salved them. In the cave you have the puppet masters in control whereas the Matrix computers and technology were controlling everything. That is one of the main differences between the to stories, although they are from two different time periods they have the same idea behind them.
In the cave and in the matrix both humans from each story were convinced that everything they could see, touch and smell was real. Fore instance Neo touches a chair in chp. 11, it looks real, feels real but this was just another reason appearances are everything. They were blinded by the realm of appearance. Thinking only what they could feel with there senses was real, but in reality it was only the artificial world they were forced to believe was real for their who life. In the matrix the Neo had a hard time figuring out the difference between things and form. After he is freed into the real world he was taken back into the matrix where he called home and was shown different objects and were told by Morfious that they were not real. Everything he had ever known to be true was just an illusion. Neo thought that if it appeared that it was real then it was not knowing it was actually a computer program simulating everything he felt. In the cave the shadows shown on the wall was what the prisoner assumed to be real. In both stories they believe things appearance makes them real but appearances are deceitful.
In both stories they talk...