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    Meditations, Descartes gives us a very solid statement about his theory on what we might call the “Matrix.” This is an epistemological argument that dares to question nature, and the truth behind everything we know as humans. Descartes began to live by this epistemological theory that much of what we know about this world is adequate, but there is no such thing as the certain truth. In the movie titled, The Matrix, we see Descartes cogito ergo sum, or “I think, therefore I am” theory come…

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    In The Matrix, Neo is living in what he believes is a true reality because it’s so unbelievably vast and doesn’t often show signs of falsity and when it does, for example when we experience déjà vu, it’s common to shrug it off like it’s some strange trick of the mind. Neo is a special case because he is having trouble accepting that this world is the real truth. This is what distinguished him from the rest of the world, making him “The One”. The Matrix and the allegory of the cave…

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    The Matrix is an icon of popular culture, with phrases referring to it permeating our day to day language. With idioms like “Glitch in the matrix” and ”take the red pill” many people make reference to this (at the time) groundbreaking work of fiction in their everyday lives. However, most are ignorant to some of the biggest influences on the franchise as a whole. India, and more specifically Buddhism have a large influence on the background and story of The Matrix trilogy. The inspiration for…

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    MALLO HIC NUMBER; MALJC1403 MODULE; MASS COMMUNICATION TEACHER; MS NINA FEDERLEY DATE; JULY 20 2015. THE MATRIX AS A BIBLICAL STORY The Matrix is a current movie and the Bible is a piece of inspired literature that has withstood scrutiny throughout the ages. The Matrix has many biblical themes and it parallels the Bible in numerous ways. Let me briefly explain a simplified plot of The Matrix. The story centres around a computer-generated world that has been created to hide the truth from…

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    seems. Morpheus gives him the option of getting out of this alternate reality through a red pill. He gets out of the system in order to receive training by Morpheus and defeat the three suited men that control the whole system. In the movie, “The Matrix” by Joel Silver, there are many motifs parallel to philosophy. Plato’s allegory of the cave is one running…

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    Whilst comparing The Matrix, The Allegory of the Cave by Plato and Meditations I by Descartes there are several things to note. The most prevalent similarity between these three is the idea of reality versus illusion. The same metaphysical question continues to arise whilst reading the three works: “What is real?” There is a fine line between what is actually occurring versus what is actually deception of the mind. In The Matrix, Neo, the main character, accidently stumbles upon finding out that…

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    The hero cycle in The Matrix For Centuries, there has been a common pattern across all mediums of entertainment. From Blockbuster movies to ancient epics, there is a clearly identifiable cycle. A hero, a journey, some conflicts to cause a mess, a reward worthy of a hero, and said hero returning home and everybody celebrating his deeds and accomplishments or him taking his place in society as a more mature version of himself. When we are first introduced to Neo, he is fallen asleep on his…

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    philosophers till present. The Matrix is a science fiction movie which illustrates the human existence being deceived in a dream world which is far off from the real world. The matrix as in the name of the movie is defined as the dream world, where humans are deceived by the Artificial Intelligence (AI). Throughout the movie, the main character Neo has always questioned his reality and wishes to learn the answer to the question "What is the Matrix?" The philosophy of the movie, The Matrix shows…

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    Wachowski siblings film, The Matrix, and Campbell’s hero’s journey. While producing this film, the siblings used the hero’s journey as the backbone. It starts out with the call to adventure, then the road of trials, and later the apotheosis. The apotheosis is the point in which the character has gained further insight is attained. With having this greater knowledge, the hero is now able to go on to a more arduous adventure. In the Wachiowski’s Siblings film The Matrix, Neo’s pout of realization…

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    The Allegory of The Matrix Famous astronomer Galileo Galilei once said that “All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them”. He is a renowned intellectual as well as an astronomer, he believed in always finding the truth. He believed that it is the most important aspect of life. This is very similar to the views of Plato and the Wachowskis’, they believe that even if the truth is hidden from us, we must strive to find it. In Plato's "Allegory of the…

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