Analysis Of The Film: The Matrix

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The Matrix is considered by many to be a revolutionary film that has since changed the science fiction genre. The movie depicts a world not much different than ours where people are unknowingly forced into a computer simulated world called the Matrix, that was created by a software programmer. Throughout the film the main character, Neo travels in and out of the computer simulated world to combat evil and free the trapped minds that have been enslaved by the software. While there is no official answer to what the Matrix represents, it’s easy to interpret as a world where people are unknowingly oppressed and withheld from being free. By this definition the matrix can exist in the real world, and in fact we it is possible that some people …show more content…
It represents a world where people are refrained from being truly free by the creator and enforcers of the Matrix; which is similar to what goes on the United States. When Morpheus meets Neo for the first time he explains to Neo that the Matrix is a “prison for the mind”. A prison where you’re free to move, go wherever you want, do whatever you, but your mind does not belong to you. Instead it is controlled and manipulated by a higher power in which the individual has little to no control over it. In the real there is a system similar to what goes on in the world of the Matrix. For years now the advertising industry has been trying to impose its ideally on people; sort of like they do in the film. Advertisement attempt to make you think a certain way, they try to expose your insecurity’s or fantasies in order to make you think a certain way about something. For example, Donald Trump’s main campaign advertisement digs at the insecurity of many Americans that the United states isn’t the best anymore, so in return he made the slogan “Make America great again”. He sells the fantasy that electing him will solve all our problems, when in fact he’ll just make them worse. Advertisements are a dangerous tool that puts many people in the real life version of the Matrix by blinding them the truth, it occurs both in the movie …show more content…
While the people in the Matrix aren’t reliant in the government they do relay on a system, of which without they would not know what to do and would cease to function. In the scene where Morpheus firsts takes Neo into the Matrix and explains to him what it is and why they need to stop it, he tells Neo that most of the people there are so “hopelessly dependent on the system” that they will fight to stay in it. In a way the Matrix is there drug that they can’t live without and if you try to take it away from them they become hostile. In the real life version of the Matrix which is the U.S. lots of people are extremely dependent on the government and its assistants. There are people who are not in the Matrix because they actually need the governments help and they include students, low income families, people with disabilities, etc. But there are those certain people who have been sucked into the Matrix and exploit the government for help when in fact they do not need help. We’ve all seen them, there the people who at store pay with food stamps and the go outside and step into their fifty thousand dollar sports car. Or it’s the people who demand fifteen dollars an hour for flipping burgers and ruining your order. These types of people have built an abusive relation with the

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