The Matrix Trilogy Analysis

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The Matrix Trilogy Analysis

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Rebecca Sun
English 1A

   Being able to know something and choose what to do is often overlooked as insignificant acts. However, whether it is knowing the letters in the alphabet or choosing the clothes you wear to school, these acts are essential to our everyday lives. While people possess the ability to do both of these acts, they are at times quite difficult to comprehend or perform. Frequently, tremendous sacrifice is involved with these issues. In the Matrix Trilogy, knowledge and choice are illustrated throughout all three movies to show the complexity of these humanly issues.        The first movie of the trilogy, The Matrix, kicks off with several important elements of knowledge. One element is that knowledge, by itself, is something that everyone seeks. It can be as simple as knowing the time of the day or as complex as knowing what the Matrix is. Nonetheless, knowledge allows us to comprehend and move forward. In many ways, it is a form of self-reassurance. To illustrate, knowing whether I got the job or not at Benihana’s after my interview last week was on my mind all week. After being informed that I was hired, I was able to move forward with that knowledge; it was like a breath of fresh air. On the other hand, Neo, also known as Thomas Anderson, is a lost man living in the Matrix who seeks answers to his uncertain life. He believes that these answers can be provided by Morpheus. Trinity says to Neo, “You’re looking for him… When he found me, he told me I wasn’t really looking for him, I was looking an answer. It’s the question that drives us. It’s the question that got you here. You know the question just as I did. What is the Matrix?” This is one of many questions that Neo asks throughout the movie to re-assure him of his path. It is knowledge that allows...
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