Philosophical Analysis of the Matrix

793 WordsJun 15, 20134 Pages
REACTION PAPER IN PHILOSOPHY (THE MATRIX MOVIE) In life, we have two choices: to accept the painful reality of the real world, and to believe the illusion of a perfect world. This was evident in the movie The Matrix (1999). The characters in the film, especially the main character Neo, have to choose to live in ignorance in what one believes to be reality; or to awake to the truth that what one sees as reality is an illusion. Oftentimes, I prefer to believe in wonderful ideas, the fantasy world, the happy ever after in fairytales. I dream of being in that world, being one with the hero/heroine who can make a difference in the world, who can save the world. Yet, we would never be like that. We don’t have supernatural powers to save the…show more content…
You wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe (ignorance of illusion). You take the red pill - you stay in Wonderland, and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes (acceptance of reality).” According to Wikipedia, the red pill and its opposite, the blue pill, are pop culture symbols representing the choice between the blissful ignorance of illusion (blue) and embracing the sometimes painful truth of reality (red). If I were Neo, I would choose the same pill. Reality would be very painful, but everyone should experience that. I guess that would complete us as humans, since these experiences shape us as humans and make us
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