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  • And The Matrix Movie : The Matrix

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    George Berkeley addressed, and still, the issue of reality has remained debated for centuries by philosophers (Schmerheim, 2015). This paper discusses the topic of whether the Matrix film is more like Descartes’ evil deceiver or otherwise like the Berkeley’s God by analyzing the philosophy with regards to the Matrix film. The Matrix is a 1999 film that is significantly founded on the question of what is reality and Berkeley and Descartes, on the other hand, perceived the world as having two different

  • 1. In The Matrix, The “Matrix” Is An Idealized World That

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    1. In The Matrix, the “matrix” is an idealized world that is essentially a computer simulation which prevents humans from seeing the real world, which is full of many difficult troubles and dangerous situations. The Matrix prevents humans from seeing this truth about the real world and allows for humans to live in a simulated world representative of life in the year 1999. Meanwhile, in The Allegory of the Cave, the cave is a cave where three prisoners have been chained up for their whole lives. These

  • Essay on The Matrix

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    The Matrix The Matrix is a science fiction movie about artificial intelligence computers replacing mankind. I believe that this movie is a common type of display from the media is common paranoia so that they can get a reaction from people and sell their story. In the case of The Matrix, the movie dazzles people with awesome special effects using modern computer technology, which I find ironic. I find it self-conflicting and hypocritical for the media to use modern computer technology for their

  • Essay on The Matrix

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    The Matrix Interweaves much symbolism, mythology, philosophy, and psychology. On the surface, the movie challenges the dominance of technology in our culture and predicts an apocalyptic result from the use of artificial intelligence. Yet, behind the human struggle for survival is a mythical backdrop upon which are backlit some of C.G. Jung's basic ideas regarding the human psyche. These Jungian ideas include the ego-Self relationship and how it relates to the persona, the shadow, individuation, and

  • The Matrix : The Ideas Of The Matrix

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    The scene opens in a restaurant late at night. Both antagonists discuss how they will get what they want. Smith wants the code to zion while Reagan wants to be put back into the Matrix. Both characters have much at stake with what they can gain or lose from the other person which is why the scene is shown to the audience while every other character in the movie is asleep. The restaurant scene opens with Reagan eating a steak and drinking a glass of water with music of harps in the background. This

  • Analysis Of The Matrix

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    “The Matrix” is made up of action-packed scenes of breaking arms, running on walls, and shooting bullets into every part of the body possible. Despite being an action-packed film “The Matrix” has Buddhist philosophies hidden in a deeper understanding of the movie. The philosophies of the “mirror-mind”, the state of reflection, and the idea of no-self all point to “The Matrix” being a Buddhist film because these ideas led Neo out of the Matrix just as they can lead to Enlightenment in the Buddhist

  • The Matrix : The Themes Of The Matrix

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    people that are trying to take down this simulation called The Matrix. The directors, Lana Wachowski and Lilly Wachowski, use themes, chemistry, and special effects to capture attention and make The Matrix the greatest film ever made. In The Matrix, many themes contribute to the greatness of this film. The theme of freedom is expressed in many ways. When Neo takes the red pill instead of the blue pill he had set himself free from the Matrix, a simulation designed to keep humans trapped so machines can

  • The Matrix, And Christian Religion In The Matrix

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    movie is made that is said to have themes that are parallel to themes in various religious cultures; the Matrix, written and directed by The Wachowski Brothers, is one of those movies. The Matrix series eventually ended in a Trilogy with fans stating that there were various religious connections throughout all three movies. For the purpose of this reflection I will be focusing on the original Matrix movie. I will also focus mostly on the Christian religious ties that are sprinkled throughout the first

  • A Comparison Of Intertextuality In The Matrix And The Matrix

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    The Matrix Intertextuality is the relationship between two texts with the same setting or theme. For example The Matrix is just one of many films that use more than one intertextuality in the film. By using intertextuality it helps send messages out that the audience will understand better from the dialogue. In the film The Matrix the main character Neo (Thomas Anderson), finds out that the world he is living in is controlled by false intelligence to hide the truth about the real world. Some references

  • Reality In The Matrix

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    According to philosophers like Plato and Descartes, determining reality is not as simple as “waking up” and saying one is no longer dreaming. The film The Matrix not only demonstrates the confusion the mind goes through when being shown both reality and a makeshift world, but it explores philosophical reasoning Plato and Descartes use to determine both worlds from one another. With the philosophical problems of both Plato and Descartes in the film, the understanding of perception not being knowledge