The Matrix: The Allegory Of The Matrix
The Matrix is a popular American-Australian science fiction movie that was first produced in 1999. The action movie depicts a unique dystopian future where the human-perceived reality is seen as a stimulated reality known as “the Matrix”. This stimulated reality created by sentient machines was designed to subdue the human population and use the heat and electrical activity of the human bodies as source of energy. A computer programmer known as “Neo” discovered the secret behind the modus operandi of the stimulated reality. Together with other people freed from the “dream world”, Neo launched a massive rebellion against the machine.
The movie is reputedly known for its popularization of a visual effect commonly known as “bullet time". A number of philosophical and socio-religious ideas are greatly manifested in the movie. For instance, a number of works such as Plato's Allegory of the Cave, Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in …show more content…
This incident enables him to feel and understand the real world for the very first time. This incidence is quite similar to Plato’s idea of illusion as clearly described in the allegory of the cave in The Republic. According to him, the real world is nothing but an illusion. Just like in the movie, everything perceived by Neo to be a reality is nothing but an illusion. Some good examples include the statues and shadowy images on the wall of the cave. These are merely copies of real entities that exist only in the real world. In his allegory of the cave in The Republic, Plato pointed out that one great responsibility of people that eventually freed themselves is to go back to the world of delusion and educate the people that are still in captivity. This philosophical belief was manifested in the Matrix film as well. For instance, after his self-realization, Neo embarked on the tedious task of saving humanity from widespread ignorance and acceptance of a false