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    When comparing the concepts from The Matrix to the ideology in the excerpts by Plato and Descartes a common theme is the realization that the world is all a sensory illusion by which an elaborate system of deception can perpetrate individuals to a common belief or perception. One of the main points that is shared between the excerpt by Plato/Descartes and the synopsis of The Matrix is that everything around us is perceived through our senses. Yet, because each individual perceives the world in a…

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    Religion In The Matrix

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    After analyzing the 1999 thriller “The Matrix”, it brought up a lot of interesting topics for which can now be analyzed more thoroughly 18 years into the present. The movie itself is about when a young computer genius Thomas Anderson, who went by the alias Neo in the computer world, gets recruited by a man named Morpheus. After the two men had met, Morpheus showed Neo the real world, and told him how people were living in a programmed system called the matrix and that the real world was run by…

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    influenced the making of the movie The Matrix. However, the work of Plato, can be seen on having the largest impact on the movie. The Matrix has several instances where it parallels Plato’s “The Allegory of the Cave; although the biggest parallel can be seen within the character of Neo. The image of the prisoner who escaped from the cave in “The Allegory of the Cave” can be seen as having an influence on the Wachowski sibling’s character Neo from The Matrix. In “The Allegory of the Cave” a…

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    "The Matrix" is one of the most commonly known blockbuster films released in the year 1999. Viewers commonly identify it by its fascinating video effects as well as the unreal (yet real in the movie) acts performed in its scenes. The idea which I aim to explore in this essay dwells on the usage of cinematographic elements, the theme of fate and the stylistic use of literary elements within the film as well as in the scene where Neo meets Morpheus. The movie is well known for the advanced…

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    Plato takes over Socrates work and keeps his legacy going in his writings. Additionally, the introducing of the idea of knowledge of the true forms and the necessity of knowledge of reality leading to a true self-knowledge. In the same way, “The Matrix” forces the main character, Neo to learn the reality which forces him to a true self-knowledge and an overall true knowledge of what he is presented with. Education as we know it is not true education in the philosophical form, but in fact is a…

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    The Matrix is a film which is both intriguing and exciting produced by Joel Silver, directed and written by Wachowskis in the year1999. In this film I’ll be focusing on the important elements such as mise-en-scene, cinematography, sound and editing, how this elements bring about life in the film and how they affect each other or rather assist each other. In The Matrix we find that there are two major characters by the name of Neo and Morpheus, Neo is by day is a normal computer programmer and…

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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…

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    Philosophical Analysis: The Matrix Many people have tried to explain their idea of the nature of reality, many have been successful in bringing new ideas about a new world for readers, viewers, and listeners. The Matrix could be considered a successful case of portraying the nature of reality by creating a visual representation of the concept. Quite a few representations of philosophical ideas may have been portrayed through-out the trilogy, but during the first film the authors focused on…

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    really “the One”? “The Matrix” is a very well organized movie. There are many different scenes that symbolize various types of conclusions about society. Neo, Trinity, Morpheus, Cypher, Switch, as well as many other characters have different meanings to their names. In order to see all of the symbolic references in “The Matrix” you need to look very closely. “The Matrix” illustrates that modern-day life may not be as simple and complex as it could be. Characters in “The Matrix” are part of a…

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    Film Analysis: The Matrix

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    about The Matrix. Now, The Matrix has some super-complex lore, so I'll give you a quick rundown. When the Matrix was created, the Oracle created the One, a man born inside the Matrix who could change it to how he sees fit. When he dies, he is destined to return to the Matrix to save humanity from the machines, and ultimately reboot the Matrix by returning his code to the Source. Now let's look at Neo, the supposed One throughout the movies. The lore states that the One was born in the Matrix,…

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