Allegory Of The Cave Comparison Essay

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The movie The Matrix has many similar themes and differences to “The Allegory of the Cave”. The Matrix is about a man named Neo, he believes that he’s a normal man with a normal life but then he is contacted by a man named Morpheus. Morpheus exposes Neo to the truth that his world, where he is just regular Tom Anderson is made up. The Matrix , was created by sentient machines that subdue the human population, while their bodies ' heat and electrical activity are used as an energy source. Neo is reluctant to accept this truth that his old world, the matrix it is called, does not really exist. This relates to the “The Allegory of the Cave”, because Neo lived in ignorance his whole life not knowing his reality was not the only one. In The Matrix, Morpheus and his team find in the matrix Neo and help him escape the agents to safety. Morpheus gives Neo a choice, come with him into the real world or live in ignorance. The choice is simplified into blue pill and a red pill. “You take the blue pill, the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill, you stay in wonderland, and I show you how deep the…show more content…
Apart from the themes of slavery and enlightenment The Matrix and “The Allegory of the Cave” these two stories have very different delivery of these themes. Both Neo and the slave find their enlightenment in different settings, the matrix and the cave were the only lives both they knew, and their moment of enlightenment came when both left the life they were comfortable with. To relate the theme of enlightenment to real life, we don’t live in a dystopian world and we’re lucky not to be trapped in one set of mind. Enlightenment is not just spiritual, it could just be doing the right thing even if it isn’t something you are comfortable with. Gaining confidence in a time of need or changing your philosophies for the better. You may not be able to recognize it when it comes around but usually enlightenment is for the

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