The Relationship Between Perception And Reality In The Matrix And The Matrix

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Undoubtedly their is a relationship between perception and reality. A relationship molded by ones’s daily interaction with the world. More often than not their is a difficulty to differentiate perception from reality; in which many believe that they are one and the same due to being dependent to their senses. The lines of perception and reality are blurred.As Gary Zukav said “Reality is what we take to be true. …What we take to be true is our reality.” Perception is the way in which one views reality and is often dictated by our beliefs and our environment. On the other hand, reality is the true essence of things, one that is inherently neutral and it is untouched by other. Its is one’s perception that changes the truth of Reality. The relationship …show more content…
Characters such as the protagonist are portrayed as different with a set of beliefs,values and experiences which led them to perceive the world around them differently than others. As experience and belief shape the way characters see the world . While It is clear to those who have been out of the matrix, for those trapped inside of the matrix believe it to be reality, as it has been the only reality they can remember experiencing. The truth is that they are serving as batteries in a pod. The matrix serves as a sliver of a makeshift reality, one that the enslaved human believe it to be true due to their constant dependence to their senses. As every sensation such as touch, taste, touch, smell, sight and smell was fabricated by the matrix and transmitted to the different neurons to the processed. The information regarding the senses are then filtered and based upon memory of such sensation. Every food the enslaved humans ate, everything they ate or touch was fabricated by their brain and molded by the computer program the matrix. “You know, I know this steak doesn 't exist. I know that when I put it in my mouth, the Matrix is telling my brain that it is juicy and delicious. After nine years, you know what I realize? Ignorance is bliss.” (The Matrix) Cypher, one of the unplugged rebels, betrays the rebels for a taste of normalcy and ignorance. As he comments, Ignorance is bliss such …show more content…
To those exposed to the truth, the difference is obvious, to those who accustomed to their reality, see no need to question or doubt the possibility of their reality being a mere shadow to reality. In the cave in “The allegory of the cave”, Plato describes the world as imperfect and a mere shadow to that of reality. The prisoners accept what their senses tell them and believe that what they are seeing and hearing does exists ergo one must doubt what they perceive in order to be certain of the true reality, not one made by the ‘puppets’ of the makers of the matrix. The images and sensations in the matrix were created with a purpose, to mold the people enslaved to believe in their senses so blindly, that they do not doubt anything or everything around them. “The senses deceive from time to time, and it is prudent never to trust wholly those who have deceived us even once.” (Descartes,“Meditations on First

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