‘The Matrix’ and Plato’s allegory explore how when the world is properly examined the outcome is a new understanding and perception of life. In ‘The Matrix’ and Plato’s allegory of the cave the protagonists are exposed to a new reality that entails an unknown environment that seems to be unrealistic and impossible. In order to understand what they are seeing they have to accept that the new reality is more feasible than the one they previously lived in. ‘The Matrix’ portrays the protagonist, Neo, as a man who is a prisoner to a computer program without realizing there is another reality other than the one he is trapped in. When he is exposed to the truth and is forced out of his comfortable ignorance into a seemingly impossible reality it requires a tremendous effort to accept it.
The person who releases the prisoners has been enlightened from the bonds of a false reality. The prisoners become completely free when they are realesed from their chains, and accept what things truly are, rather than what they had perceived them to be. The journey out of the cave represents a prisoners’ unwilllingness to change and a resistance to accept new truths. The prisoners have to force themselves out of the cave into this reality. Plato tells us that the prisoners are confused on their emergence from the cave and that the prisoners’ will be blinded once they had been freed from the cave.
Another example of Martin’s pessimistic yet realistic ideas can be seen when Candide asks him “But for what end, then, has this world been formed?” Martin replies, “To plague us to death” With this answer, he manages to completely omit and positivity that might have been able to be included. Within this short response, it is also possible tell that he has close to nothing to live for in life, if he did have something to look forward to in life, Martin
Schrodinger’s cat was a thought experiment. He used it to illustrate that some of the ideas of quantum mechanics were ridiculous if you put them into the real world. Schrodinger’s thought experiment challenged the Copenhagen interpretation. Schrodinger’s cat was a thought experiment. He used it to illustrate that some of the ideas of quantum mechanics were ridiculous if you put them into the real world.
Powerlessness is a parasite unkind to human beings. In the beginning, it may poke and prod at the mind, distracting but not disrupting one’s thought process. It lurks among the shadows making small appearances in the light until it suddenly latches on to one’s brain, detonating excruciating shockwaves through the body. By making use of the chaotic moments after the initial attack, it infiltrates and searches the brain’s internal systems until it finds the one thing that shapes us as individuals, the conscience. It dethrones one’s sense of judgment and usurps the throne, thereby beginning the new reign of a tyrant and leaving the host with no defense against his worst enemy, himself.
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest The film, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, prompts very important aspect of the human condition. In the movie, the protagonist, Mac McMurphy, is deemed dangerous, so the mental institute tries to suppress him (Kesey). The film highlights various aspects of human conditions like psychology, sociology and philosophy. The mental institute tries to suppress the mentally challenged people rather than to try to communicate with them. The warden employs subtle humiliation tactics to subdue the patients, which was challenged by Mac McMurphy (Kesey).
In Book XII of “The Republic,” also called The Allegory of the Cave, Plato paints a detailed picture of the process in what it is to become enlightened. As humans we have limited perceptions of reality and we mistake these perceptions as truth and goodness. Plato tells us that what we are actually seeing are mere shadows of their true forms and is very clear in his point that traversing to the world of enlightenment is both difficult and painful. Not only that, but there will be those out there that are unwilling to seek this truth and seem to prefer the shadows. Plato asks us to examine ourselves and our beliefs and ask if these beliefs are biased or based on our own prejudices.
Rene Descartes argues that since he is capable of being deceived, therefore knows that he is a “thinking thing” (Descartes 65). First, Descartes questions the existence of everything, he begins to doubt if anything is real. After this, he continues by addressing beliefs that rest on his senses, questioning things such as his dreams and how his senses delude him during his sleep. He then continues addressing how the truths of arithmetic and geometry may not be immune to radical doubt. Although the truths of arithmetic and geometry seem so concrete, Descartes continues by supposing that there may exist an “evil genius” who “has employed all his energy to deceive me[him]” (Descartes 65).
But if the argument of reincarnation is retaken and we enter the dream-state to learn a lesson, remembering what happened in that life becomes essential. Memories are of no use if they can’t be remembered consciously, the same way dreams are useless if we can’t remember them. If he were to forget his dream-state, he could cyclically spend his lives trying to remember what he dreamt, without realizing he already woke
With Dr. Jekyll being overcome with urges of evil, he decides to create a monster to release these urges without fully accepting the consequences. This is man’s sinful nature, sinning and then experiencing the consequences. Overall, this book portrays the good and evil in each human