Hung , Mark Lim, Audrey Trinidad, Franco Vargas, Glen. Plato’s Allegory at the Cave. How do we perceive reality? What is true reality? What do we do with our “accepted” reality?. Central Themes. Both emphasize the importance of an “idea”. Both deal with having two “realities”.
In Allegory of the Cave, the prisoners were already set in an environment, while in Inception they can go in and out of the dream state.
when Cobb changes too many things in a dream, the dreamer gets suspicious
EX. In the movie if you don’t remember where you came from or how you got to that place then it is more likely to be a dream
EX. If the totem stops spinning its reality , if it just keeps on going it’s a dream
Not really accurate in real life
There can be free will because it is your dream that the infiltrator is using. He is trying to diverge into the person’s memories.
Free will is easily manipulated because you have to take certain obstacles like the scene wherein Fischer is being manipulated in his dream by Cobb wherein he would assist Fischer in to the basics of inception.
Like any other man, the actions and personality of Cobb from the film “Inception” are recognizable to be aligned with that of the Four Noble Truths which Buddha has constructed.
Cobb was clearly living a life of suffering after, and even before the death of his wife, Mol. The two had lived over 50 years in their dreams, which was obviously a delusional thing to do.
According to the Buddha, there are three causes of suffering, which he also called three poisons or three fires. They are:
As Buddha taught, the key to liberating yourself from suffering is through enlightenment. As we saw in the movie, Cobb wouldn’t want to kill Mol in the dreams, which seemed to be the solution to his main problem. Clinging on to his illusions, it was impossible for Cobb to free himself from suffering.Third Noble Truth
There are eight stages in fulfilling enlightenment. Cobb evidently failed to do some, if not all of the stages that were crucial to his enlightenment.