• Matrix Versus Allegory of the Cave
    Plato’s classic The Allegory of the Cave and seminal science-fiction film The Matrix at first glance seem to have nothing in common. The first is written and set in the ancient times, revolving around Socrates telling his follower Glaucon about chained prisoners in a primitive cave watching shadow...
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  • Comparing and Contrast the Allegory of the Cave and the Matrix
    Have you ever wondered whether, Plato, if he were alive in the 20 century, would he be a brilliant movie director, with productions that earned more than $400 million? Both Plato’s “Allegory of Cave” and Andy and Lana Wachowski’s movie “The Matrix” explore the abstruse question of percep...
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  • The Matrix and the Allegory of the Cave Essay
    TOK Essay The Allegory of the Cave and The Matrix 03 December 2010 Many people think that what we know is not really what is real. This idea is shown through the story of The Allegory of the Cave and the movie, The Matrix. Both the movie and the story are similar (it is said that The Matrix is...
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  • Comparison of the Matrix and the Allegory of the Cave
    Composition I 3 October 2012 The Matrix and the Allegory of the Cave What if one were living through life completely bound and facing a reality that doesn't even exist? The prisoners in Plato's "Allegory of the Cave" are blind from true reality as well as the people in the movie The Matrix. Th...
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  • Allegory of a Cave and Matrix Comparison Essay
    When you think of the world that Alice Liddell fell into and believed to be true, you might think she was a lunatic living in an imaginary world. Yet if you really think about it, how do you know that her world isn’t genuine, and ours simply an illusion that veils our eyes from the reality? Who’...
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  • The Allegory of the Cave in the Matrix
    There are plenty of references to Plato’s Allegory of the cave in The Matrix, it swirls together Plato’s ideas with a realistic feel. The things that are most clear in The Matrix that relate back to the Allegory of the cave are, the forms, the blinding soon, the escaped prisoner, the fire, and t...
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  • The Matrix and the Allegory of the Cave
    Qais Alizada Oct/12/2012 The Matrix and The Allegory of the Cave For an unbelievably long time, we have been all asking ourselves this question: What is real? Both science and religion have fu...
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  • The “Allegory of the Cave” and the Matrix
    The “Allegory of the Cave” and the Matrix What if one were living through life completely certain and facing a reality that doesn't even exist? The prisoners in Plato's "Allegory of the Cave" are blind from true reality as well as the people in the movie The Matrix. They are given false images...
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  • Plato's Allegory of a Cave, Wachowski's Matrix, and Marge Piercy's Woman on the Edge of Time
    Plato's Allegory of a Cave, Wachowski's Matrix, and Marge Piercy's Woman on the Edge of Time Plato's Allegory of a Cave is a story about prisoners that are chained underground, who can not see anything except for shadows caste on a wall by a fire. The only thing that these prisoners can see is th...
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  • The Matrix and the Allegory of the Cave
    The Matrix and The Allegory of the Cave "The Allegory of the Cave" and "The Matrix" is similar stories which about there are two realities, one is illusion and the other is real. In both stories, the humans trapped in the in the illusion, they see only what the otehrs want them to see, but they bel...
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  • Plato's "Allegory of the Cave" - Analysis and Summary
    Plato's "Allegory of the Cave" - Analysis and Summary The "Allegory of the Cave" by Plato represents an extended metaphor that is to contrast the way in which we perceive and believe in what is reality. The thesis behind his allegory is the basic opinion that all we perceive are imperfect "reflec...
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  • Allegory of the Cave by Plato
    In the Allegory of the Cave Plato represents man’s condition as being “chained in a cave,” with only a fire behind him. He perceives the world by watching the shadows on the wall. He sits in darkness with the false light of the fire and does not realize that this existence is wrong or lacking....
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  • Allegory of the Cave 26
    Referring to Plato’s Republic, both the Blade Runner and The Matrix portray that everything is an illusion and once you realize what reality is, you will understand life. These two films depict specific elements of the cave allegory. In Republic, Plato imagined a cave where people were kept s...
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  • Allegory of the Cave
    Julie Slomczenski Instructor Mark Huston Phil 243 29 January 2013 The allegory of The Cave is an attempt to show that what we are seeing are reflections, abstractions, and illusions. What we have believed in are not the real thing and never have been, but because we've acknowledged them fo...
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  • The Allegory of the Cave
    English 101 11 Sept. 2012 The Real World In “The Allegory of the Cave” Plato touches on several different topics all interrelated in how we see the world, an ideal government, education and several others. What’s interesting is how even though Plato wrote this in the 4th century BC his ph...
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  • Allegory of the Cave - 4
    While out hunting one day in my youth I became disoriented in a rather large tract of land in the Green Mountain National Forest. What I had perceived to be the correct route to my preferred hunting grounds turned out to be wrong .At first this seemed like a trivial mistake, but as the daylight hour...
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  • Allegory of the Cave - 5
    Paul Ramirez September 15,2012 Literature Class Allegory and Matrix Paper Plato’s Allegory of the Cave and Matrix are both great stories with many similarities. Both stories examine the nature of reality and both live in a world and illusions where senses and are unreliable. The mai...
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  • Allegory of the Cave Essay 6
    What is truth? What is the truth, of what truth is? There are many answers to this question. Each answer may lie different, inside of each person. Only you know what truth is to you. In this essay I will describe what truth is to me, how I verify truth, and whether I believe truth to be good or bad...
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  • PLATO The allegory of the cave
    The allegory of the cave- summarised in informal essay form. Plato’s "Allegory of the Cave" represents an extended metaphor that is to contrast the way in which we perceive and believe in what is reality. The thesis behind his allegory is that, the basic tenets that all we perceive are...
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  • Plato: the Allegory of the Cave, from the Republic Summary
    The Allegory of the Cave" by Plato represents a metaphor that is to contrast the way in which we perceive and believe in what is reality. What is reality exactly? What may we see that others may not? These questions can be simply answered with one word: ignorance. Ignorance is what may hold us back...
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