Compare The Matrix And The Allegory Of The Cave

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The human mind is the greatest tool, which is able to give humans ideas, thoughts and the ability to form speech. Yet, there is still something out there that the human mind cannot fathom, something that is bigger than anything humans want to know. The mind can be compared to a cage, in that sense of being limited to knowledge and finding out what else is out there. Once the mind is released and is open to new ideas, humans can understand what is real and what is not real. This concept was shown in The Matrix and The Allegory of the Cave which shows the theme of Alice In Wonderland , that reality is not always what it seems and the concept of choices. In The Matrix, the director often refers to Disney’s classic book Alice In Wonderland when referring back to the Matrix. The directors often refer back to this concept of ¨falling down the rabbit hole” and the choice of whether or not to “stay in your wonderland” which is the Matrix. In the Allegory of the Cave, the one prisoner ¨leaves his wonderland¨ and sees reality, in which he is shocked and scared yet excited to find out the truth. In both of these stories, it shows see prisoners who are locked in their mind and cannot fathom a world…show more content…
The red or blue pill, to be on time or get fired from his job, have a future or die and if he should save Morpheus or himself. When Neo faces these ‘choices’, he feels he still is in control of his life. In reality, it is just to make Neo feel safe meanwhile the decisions are made without Neo’s say. In the Allegory of the Cave, once the prisoner gets out, his choice is to go back into the cave and tell the others or stay outside, but he goes and tells the others. The other prisoners have a decision whether or not to believe the escaped prisoner, in which they choose not too. This is a similarity in these two stories because choices made these people who were just figuring out their lives were a lie feel more
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