Strategy 1 Words Exercise

Strategy 1 Words Exercise - student project

Original:

The matrix is in itself another form of reality. Despite its existence as a simulation, the actions people perform within the Matrix are perceived by the mind as real. Thus, if you are killed within the Matrix, you will die in the real world as well because the mind perceives what occurs within the Matrix as "real". In another allusion to Plato's Cave Allegory, it is stated that "What exists is reality, like the shadows dancing on the wall in Plato's cave. Knowing influences what and how things are viewed and can lead to a richer experience of life" (stewart). The mind views the actions taking place within the Matrix as real, and despite the fact that the characters have the ability to bend the laws of physics to perform superhuman feats because they know that the Matrix is a simulation, they cannot defy the mind's perception of personal injury or death. 

Edited:

The matrix is in itself another form of reality. Despite its existence as a simulation, the actions performed within the Matrix are perceived as real. If you are killed within the Matrix, you will die in the real world. In another allusion to Plato's Cave Allegory, it is stated that "What exists is reality, like the shadows dancing on the wall in Plato's cave. Knowing influences what and how things are viewed and can lead to a richer experience of life" (stewart). Despite the characters' superhuman abilities to bend the laws of physics, they cannot defy the mind's perception of personal injury or death.