The Animatrix

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  • Similarities Between The Matrix And Allegory Of The Cave

    To find the answer to the metaphysical question ‘What is real?” has been a philosopher’s intention for years. The Matrix, directed by Andy Wachowski and the written text, Plato’s Allegory of the Cave revolves around the concept of replying to this question. These two mediums share more similarities than differences. The Matrix as well as the Allegory of the Cave shares the concept of acceptance and broadening ones senses, the desire to learn, and having the knowledge to realize when one is in control versus when one is being controlled. The two equally also share the difference of how much help one is given to achieve a truer life. Nevertheless, both Wachowski’s movie and Plato’s writing surround the universal question of reality. Plato’s Allegory of the Cave implies the idea of the real world as a deception. Socrates invites his listeners to picture a great multitude dwelling within a cave where people are trapped and reside in as prisoners since birth, (Spencer, 25). These captives are chained in such that they can only see what is right in front of their eyes and not what is behind or to the left and right of them. As the wall I front of them projects shapes and images they conceive these to be real because it is all they have ever known. At some point one of the prisoners escape, and when they look behind them they see the images they thought to be real are just shadows and puppets, (Allen, 54). Once the inmate becomes free of the cave he is exposed to the real world.…

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  • Dystopian Texts In Kazuo Ishiguro's 'Never Let Me Go'

    Dystopian texts are an engagine medium for conveying political ideas to contemporary vieweres. ONe of the most prevalent aspects of the typical Dystopia is advanced technology, a characteristics which is becoming increaseingly true for our world. Composers of Dystopian texts aim to bring attention to the political exploitation of individuals, and it is the similarity between Dystopian worlds and our own which allows for the conveyance of this idea so effectively. Kazuo Ishiguro’s novel Never Let…

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  • The Matrix And Plato's Allegory Of The Cave

    The Allegory of The Matrix Famous astronomer Galileo Galilei once said that “All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them”. He is a renowned intellectual as well as an astronomer, he believed in always finding the truth. He believed that it is the most important aspect of life. This is very similar to the views of Plato and the Wachowskis’, they believe that even if the truth is hidden from us, we must strive to find it. In Plato's "Allegory of the…

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  • Ideas In The Matrix: The Matrix As A Dystopian Society

    By definition, dystopia describes an imaginary society that is as dehumanizing and as unpleasant as possible. It is believed that the Matrix is a dystopian society because the world inside the computer fabricates what you hear, smell, see, taste and even touch. Due to the computers isolating and incapacitating each human, the computers control all independent thoughts, freedom, or true individuality, all characteristics of a dystopian society. Wilful deception means allowing oneself to be…

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  • Essay On Allegory Of Reality In Peter Pan And The Wachowski Brothers

    Determining the constituents of reality is arguable the genesis of a prevailing acquiescence within society, and this manifests largely as either blind conformity or wistful ignorance. J.M Barrie and The Wachowski Brothers, authors of Peter Pan and The Matrix, respectively, consider how the obvious dichotomy between reality and fantasy in the two texts acts as a metaphor for society and their ability to choose preferential ignorance in times of strife. This idea is extended to incorporate the…

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  • Difference Between The Matrix And Nozick's

    The Matrix, on the other hand, is more than just a thought experiment. It is a narrative that is judged aesthetically, and as such its success requires that its creators produce something that will captivate and engage an audience. Carroll has asserted that, narratives, far from being complete, have gaps which need to be filled by the audience. That is, creators of narratives do not spell-out every detail of the narrative, instead, narratives rely on the elicitation of moral emotions from an…

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