Plato’s Cave and the Construction of Reality in Postmodern Movies

The films “The Matrix”, “The Truman Show”, and “Room” seem to have one thing in common: they’re all various takes on Plato’s Allegory of the Cave. In the allegory, people are imprisoned in a cave for most of their lives, forced to face the cave’s wall. They only know of objects through shadows projected by people from behind a raised platform. Plato supposes they might struggle accepting reality from beyond the cave and that they would have a lifetime of learning to live in this new “reality”. Read full article here


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