In connections with the anti-theatricalists’ fears about illusion altering our sense of reality, we read an excerpt of Plato’s Allegory of the Cave and answered some accompanying questions. We watched a TedEd that also summarized the allegory and helped us finish our questions.
Then, we watched a clip from the film, “The Matrix.” We discussed the symbolism and significance of the characters’ names (Morpheus and Neo) and a few other key ideas.
We compared the film’s “matrix” to Plato’s cave in a Venn diagram.
We’ll write a C&C thesis on the two texts and their shared message on the perception of reality.