Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Allegory of the Cave Applied to the Matrix

One of the most direct examples we find of Plato's allegory anywhere is in the film the Matrix, a movie that is as full of philosophy as it is special effects.

Below are the two clips we viewed in class for you to revisit. In the first Neo is given the option of leaving the "cave" of the matrix. In the second we see the traumatic impact of being liberated from the only existence on has ever known.
Clip 1: the red pill or the blue pill?

Clip 2: emerging from the matrix

Look for the "Laughter will save the World" questions coming soon.

Ad Jesum per Mariam,
Mr. Basso

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