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  • Matrix - 1018 Words
    Sabrina Tamames Mrs. Baker IB English HL – Period 4 13 December 2014 The Reality of the Cave and the Matrix Iakovos Vasilios, an associate professor of philosophy in Brooklyn College, once said “The only thing we know for certain is that nothing is certain.” This is the main philosophy behind both Plato’s “The Allegory of the Cave”, and the renowned sci-fi movie The Matrix. Both works deal with escaping a false reality while unveiling a real one. In Plato’s “The Allegory of the Cave”, the...
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  • The Matrix - 885 Words
    Compare and Contrast The Matrix with the readings from Plato and Descartes. What are some similarities and differences? An Essay Submitted to Jason Elvis BY Williestine Harriel Liberty University online September 24, 2012 Compare and Contrast The Matrix with the readings from Plato and Descartes. What are some similarities and differences? After reading The Matrix, and reading from Plato and Descartes, I find that there are some similarities and...
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  • the Matrix - 685 Words
    Intertextuality in The Matrix In the movie The Matrix written and directed by Andy and Lana Wachowski, it relates to the different ideas that different philosophers have written. The three philosophers The Matrix focused on are Lewis Carroll with Alice and Wonderland, and philosopher Rene Descartes with Mediation on First Philosophy. The last philosopher Plato with Allegory of The Cave. The intertextually between the three of these philosophers helps us to understand The Matrix and how Neo...
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  • The Matrix - 779 Words
    The comparisons between the three stories are that each has a question as to what is real/reality. The Cave by Plato and The Matrix are similar in their story line. The two differ in that Neo was beginning to feel that there was something that was missing in his life, a feeling that something wasn’t quite right. The prisoner in Plato’s story had no question, no reservation as to what his life was to be day in and day out until a different scenario was presented to him. Much like Neo, the...
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  • The Matrix - 750 Words
    Susan Professor Dr. Tyler Veak Philosophy 201- B12 LUO 4 February 2013 Plato, Descartes, and The Matrix Consider this, Is what we believe to be real and true real and true? In the movie The Matrix, Neo is a computer programer by day and hacker by night. He senses that something is wrong with the world but insists what he know he feels. When he dreams, he isn’t sure if it was real or just a dream just as Descartes believes he cannot trust his senses to tell him whether or not he is...
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  • The Matrix - 632 Words
    The Matrix and Plato's Allegory of the Cave From “Alice in Wonderland” to Christianity, to Plato’s Allegory of the Cavethe “Matrix” takes the viewer through an intricate ride condensed with literary, religious, and philosophical symbolism. Its allusive wealth allows for the engagement of a wide range of viewers as well as for a gamut of interpretations. This variety of allusions and symbols are explicitly and subtly embedded in the movie’s plot and there is room for interpretations done...
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  • The Matrix - 588 Words
    The Matrix The matrix will forever hold a place as one of my favorite childhood movies as the action and computer generated imagery back in 99’…were ahead of its time. Today, I’m twenty years old, in college and assigned to re-watch this bad-ass movie and utilize my mature adult intelligence to “critically” think about the socially constructed reality at a college level. Therefore, I shall proceed to say that after watching the Matrix, the movie pertains to the socially constructed reality as a...
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  • The Matrix - 399 Words
    REAL OR NOT REAL? After reading Meditation 1 Of the Things Which We May Doubt, A synopsis of The Matrix, and Plato’s The Allegory of the Cave I am convinced that each one of these writings was wrote by the same person. The Matrix is completely about being in a world that is not real, kind of like being in a dream like state. Descartes’s meditation is about basically the same thing, but trying figure out what is real and what is not. Descartes’s talks about awaking from a dream and then...
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  • The Matrix - 1656 Words
    Phil 201-D23 19 November 2013 The Matrix Recently, we have discussed how we know. Hilary Putnam, American philosopher, developed a thought experiment which has become so popular that it is the basis of blockbuster film The Matrix. In short, the thought experiment calls one to imagine that your brain and the nerves connecting it to your senses has been severed or disconnected. The brain would actually no longer be in your body it would be placed a vat filled with nutritional fluid to keep...
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  • matrix - 1376 Words
     “The Matrix” is a computer animated dream world pulled over your eyes to blind you from the truth, it is designed by the machines to keep the human race under control. It tricks the mind into believing us that we have a choice, and we choose our destiny, when in truth we are just a energy source for the machines. The “Matrix” is a thriller set in the future. The movie poses the question what is real? Throughout the Movie there is many theme’s and biblical symbolism, some see Neo as Christ,...
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  • the matrix - 791 Words
    The Matrix What if the world we thought we lived in wasn’t real? What if our whole lives are just numbers on a computer screen? The Matrix involves the main character’s developments of relationships over the course of the movie. In the 1999 movie The Matrix, Neo is a young software engineer by day and hacker by night that is singled out by mysterious figures who want to introduce him into the secret of ‘The Matrix’. Neo’s journey begins with Morpheus, who offers him two options,...
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  • The Matrix - 1047 Words
    The Matrix – to be or not be The Matrix consists of a great variety of questions that have tortured the world for centuries. How can we know that what we see around us is real? How can we be certain that the items and living beings around us exists? If the world as we know it turns out to be an illusion, what do we do? Numerous philosophers and other thinkers have pondered these questions since the beginning of time. How can we know that what we see around us is real? How to be certain...
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  • Irony in the Matrix - 854 Words
    Imagine realizing that all of what we know, knew or experienced was an artificially created belief. This is the idea that the movie Matrix, with its main character Neo, and Plato’s Allegory of the Cave, with the slaves, try to present as they question our perception of reality. In both publications, human beings live their lives experiencing what for them is reality until some of them are able to see reality and realize that all their lives were based on illusions. The Matrix and Plato’s...
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  • The Matrix & Philosophy - 103444 Words
    The Matrix and Philosophy Welcome to the Desert of the Real Edited by WILLIAM IRWIN For Peter H. Hare, Morpheus to many Contents Introduction: Meditations on The Matrix 1 Scene 1 How Do You Know? 3 1. 2. 3. 4. Computers, Caves, and Oracles: Neo and Socrates WILLIAM IRWIN Skepticism, Morality, and The Matrix GERALD J. ERION and BARRY SMITH 16 The Matrix Possibility DAVID MITSUO NIXON 28 Seeing, Believing, Touching, Truth CAROLYN KORSMEYER...
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  • Plato and the Matrix - 1868 Words
    “The Matrix”, a 1999 film by the Wachowski brothers, adapts a number of new and ancient philosophies about the truth behind reality, but the most central to the overarching framework of the film is adapted from Plato’s Allegory of the Cave. While “The Matrix” mirrors Plato’s allegory almost exactly in structure, its storyline is far more complex and it is effectively adapted to be a modern sci-fi/action movie. The film draws in a modern audience, who can relate to its protagonist, Neo, because...
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  • The Cave and the Matrix - 1007 Words
    Movie critics and philosophers alike agree that the movie "The Matrix" is indeed based upon certain Platonic themes from Book VII of The Republic. In this story entitled "The Allegory of the Cave," he describes a dark underground cave where a group of people are sitting in one long row with their backs to the cave's entrance. Chained to their chairs from an early age, all the humans can see is the distant cave wall in from of them. The shadows of statues held by unseen ‘puppet handlers' reflect...
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  • "The Matrix" and Religion
    In 1999, box office sales sky rocketed when the film ‘The Matrix' was released. Filled with jaw dropping special effects and innovative kung-fu, the first film of ‘The Matrix' trilogy was a must see for just about every teenage boy in the United States and many other countries as well. But it isn't just explosions and fighting that made this film special. The plot is one that leaves the viewer pondering and dreaming about the film for days after watching it. It involves almost the entire...
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  • The Matrix and Descartes - 795 Words
    With a movie like The Matrix, it is very easy to get caught up in the spectacle. Granted, the movie has special effects that were cutting edge for its time, and includes many elements of our modern high tech culture. However, it also has a much deeper and more philosophical side. When it was written, ideas were incorporated into it from a variety of sources. One of these sources was the first meditation of the French philosopher Rene Descartes. In this movie, what most people perceive as reality...
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  • Beowulf and Matrix - 956 Words
    What a heroic journey! Everybody knows who is the protagonist of a story if they read it but how do they know? How do you or I know the heroes are, in fact, heroes in, for example, the Matrix and Beowulf? This is what I will present in this essay. I will be using the Hero’s Journey by Joseph Campbell for both of them by using three stages from it. For the Matrix, I will be using “Meeting with Mentor”, “The Ordeal” and “Return with Elixir” stages. For Beowulf, I will be using “Call to...
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  • Kraljic Matrix - 687 Words
    GPSM (KRALJIC) What is kraljics matrix and how can products be moved from one part of the matrix to the other? Intro: it is the first comprehensive purchasing model introduced by Kraljic (1983). It was targeted at aiding purchasers in deciding what purchasing strategy to use for which product. Its main aim is to minimize supply risk and make the most of buying power. The approach includes the construction of a 2x2 four-category portfolio matrix that classifies products on the basis of two...
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  • Matrix Essay - 1344 Words
    Paradoxical Hero In the movie The Matrix, the main character, Neo or Mr. Anderson, is liberated from his role as a slave to sentient machines by Morpheus, Neo’s supporter and leader, who later tells him the truth that, “the Matrix is everywhere”, functioning like an ideology. Morpheus tells Neo that, The Matrix is a system, Neo. That system is our enemy. But when you're inside, you look around, what do you see? Businessmen, teachers, lawyers, carpenters. The very minds of the people we...
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  • Matrix Essay - 1829 Words
    Curiosity can deliver great rewards, but it can also result in pain. Discuss in reference to the Film, The Matrix. In the film The Matrix, The Wachowski Brothers demonstrate that inquisitiveness primarily results in positive outcomes, but that it can also result in discomfort and agony. In The Matrix, curiosity is shown through the characters’ actions, as they question their existence and the world which they thought was ‘reality.’ Firstly, since the birth of humanity, discovering our...
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  • Matrix and Descartes - 709 Words
    The most obvious similarity between the movie The Matrix, the cave analogy of Plato, and Descartes’ Meditation, is that all of these works doubt the reality of the world around us and call into question the validity of our sense perceptions. “Let us suppose,” says Descartes, “that we are dreaming, and that all these particulars – namely, the opening of the eyes, the motion of the head, the forth-putting of the hands – are merely illusions” (Descartes, 1641, Meditations on First Philosophy)....
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  • Sociology and the Matrix - 630 Words
    The Matrix I watched The Matrix for this assignment because I thought it could offer good examples of the terms we were given. The concepts that I decided to work off of in this paper are deviance and crime, socialization and, societies. The matrix has a lot of good examples of this because there are two completely separate societies and ways of life inside the movie. You of course had the fake world that all humans thought they were living in but in reality there race was getting eliminated...
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  • Essay the Matrix - 938 Words
    The Matrix Plato believed that the world as we see it, is not real but a more illusion, a copy of the real world to be more precise. Take for example if you look at rose or at a woman and you think they are both beautiful, that's manifesting herself in those object, so the idea in this case pure beauty. So according to plato we are not really living in the real world, when we look at a rose or at a woman we are only seeing at a copy of real beauty. So when plato wrote about the cave, he...
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  • Matrix Paper - 565 Words
    4151 The Matrix directly relates to Plato's Allegory of the Cave. In both works, discovering the truth about reality is the major concept. In the cave, men are chained up and all they know is shadows of puppets that are displayed before them, illuminated by a fire that blazes in the distance. These shadows that the men see on the wall are all they know; this is reality to them. Much like in The Matrix how the people that are in the "Matrix" are unaware of that they are living in a world that...
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  • The Matrix and the Cave - 1191 Words
    The Matrix and The Allegory of the Cave Both "The Allegory of the Cave" and "The Matrix" are stories in which there are two realities, one perceived and one real. Although "The Matrix" is not based exactly on Plato's "The Allegory of the Cave," there are several parallels between the two works. The similarities in "The Matrix," relate to Plato's concept. They project his thoughts of natural logic from "The Allegory of the Cave" into a perspective that makes it easier for people to understand...
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  • Reflection of the "Matrix" - 907 Words
    Reflection Paper Josiah Hansen Kroski Philosophy 110 In the Matrix series there seems is quite a bit of philosophy. It has principles like Plato’s cave, Socrates’ “know thyself” and of course free will and fate. In the matrix your mind is being entertained or kept busy to be blinded from the real world. This keeps you from waking up and “freeing your mind.” In one particular part Neo is offered 2 pills by Morpheus. This tends to imply that Neo always has a choice. He asked the...
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  • Matrix of Liverty - 307 Words
     Dakota and I chose the Matrix of Liberty as our topic because we wanted to do something new and uncommon. So far everyone we have talked to about it (including our history teacher) didn’t even know of the historical monument, so we both decided to use that as our topic. To start out our research we both went on the internet for information and read articles on our topic. Once we both had a significant amount of facts and information we compared notes and shared what we found. Once we...
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  • Analysis The Matrix - 525 Words
    Müge Aribilginç 07130000379 Amerikan Kültürü ve Edebiyatı Midterm Exam Paper for Introduction to Western Thought I Philosophical Analysis of The Matrix The Matrix, which was released in 1999, has a revolutionary place in the film industry. The film impressed audiences with its spectacular effects and extraordinary fight scenes, and became the biggest cult film. Despite the fact that The Matrix has been known mostly for its perfect visual effects, it contains many intellectual and...
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  • Descartes and the Matrix - 1267 Words
    What can we know? According to French philosopher and mathematician, in Mediations on First Philosophy, Rene Descartes, nothing can be certain. Similarly, in The Matrix, the Wachowski brothers raise the question of how does anyone know what is real and what is not? The Wachowski brothers and Descartes describe their ideas about knowledge and epistemology through skepticism. Knowledge is a justified, true belief. According to Descartes, knowledge comes from two sources: Experiences, which...
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  • AnthonyAlbizu Matrix - 738 Words
     Plato, Descartes, and The Matrix Anthony Albizu Phil 201 Liberty University Coming to the realization that your entire life is all an illusion would be frightening, painful, and hard to believe. This is the main concept of the movie, The Matrix. The main character, Neo, is told that the world he has been living in is nothing more than a simulation controlled by a computer program. After being told this information, Neo, being apprehensive at first, has to then decide what...
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  • Postmodernism and the Matrix - 952 Words
    Postmodernism in The Matrix Postmodern writing evolved around WWII in response to Modernism that dominated the 19th c. The two writing styles share many characteristics, but the defeated modernist wallows in his realizations whereas the postmodernist offers a light or hope in conclusion. There is still a sense of foreboding for the postmodernist concerning science and technology. However, they are able to forge past their distrust, accept it as a logical progression, and begin to embrace...
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  • Matrix Essay - 1136 Words
    Essay Question: What does the director do to enhance the mood/atmosphere of the opening scene of the Matrix? The Wachowski brothers’ 1999 sci-fi film The Matrix utilizes a range of film techniques to enhance the atmosphere in the opening scene. The Movie uses a range of different camera angles and shots such as the pull focus at certain points of the film, and lighting as well as special effects to immerse the viewer into the film. Certain camera angles employed by the Wachowski brothers...
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  • The Matrix and Hinduism - 383 Words
    The matrix is a 1991 Australian – American science fiction –action film written and directed by Larry and Andy Wachowski , it was first released in north America on march 31st 1999 and is the first installment in the matrix series of films , comics books , video games and animation,The matrix has been alarmingly hit Hollywood movie that has seeped through the corners of the world, generating billions of dollars of revenue. This action masterpiece produced millions of fans around the...
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  • Matrix-Analysis - 1676 Words
    Matrix and Bhagavad Gita:- Matrix is not just an ordinary science fiction movie and is in actual a philosophical message woven around a science fiction concept. To certain extent I found matrix similar to Bhagavad Gita in which Arjuna(Neo) who is perfectly capable of fighting against Kauravas(Machines) is confused, helpless and does not believe he could actually achieve what he is supposed to through war. Bhagavad Gita is a book that enlightens soldier in war by banishing all self-doubts and...
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  • Philosophy & The Matrix - 865 Words
    Philosophy & the Matrix In order to complete this assignment I had to watch The Matrix for the first time. I do not know why I’ve never seen this movie, but I was blown away. Easily one of the most intriguing and questioning movies I’ve seen in a while. In fact it was the first movie I watched a second time over since Shrek came out. The Matrix was a raging success when it debuted in 1999 for its ability to capture the audience in terms of grabbing their minds to focus on ideas and concepts...
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  • Matrix Structure - 262 Words
    Matrix structure The matrix structure groups employees by both function and product. Functional departmentalization commonly is combined with product groups on a project basis. This structure can combine the best of both separate structures. A matrix organization frequently uses teams of employees to accomplish work, in order to take advantage of the strengths, as well as make up for the weaknesses, of functional and decentralized forms. An example would be a company that produces two...
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  • Matrix and Animal Farm - 1029 Words
    Many texts styles from different composers around the world create similar themes and morals throughout their forms of text. ‘The Matrix’ (1999), directed by the Wachowski Brothers, and the allegory ‘Animal Farm’ (first published in 1945), written by George Orwell, both convey the same themes and morals. The values presented by both Orwell and the Wachowski Brothers are abuse of power, lack of privacy and manipulation of people by the use of propaganda. The use of power can be taken for...
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  • Religious Undertones in the Matrix - 2107 Words
    Kevin Dang 11/19/08 Professor Gourko The Matrix Analysis Universal In 1999, the Wachowski brothers released the first movie in their epic trilogy and box office sales went through the roof. Filled with unbelievable special effects and kung fu, the first film of The Matrix trilogy was a must see for anyone and everyone around the country and the world. It isn't just explosions and fighting that made this film special, the plot is one that leaves the viewer endlessly pondering about the...
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  • Anti Drug Legislation Matrix
    University of Phoenix Material Anti-Drug Legislation Matrix Complete the matrix by selecting three states to add below Federal. Then, answer each question listed in the first row for each corresponding law. | |Is marijuana |What are the |What are the |What are the |What is the blood|Is there extreme | | |illegal? |penalties for |penalties for |penalties for |alcohol level for|DWI or DUI? If so, | |...
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  • Comparison of the Matrix and the Allegory of the Cave
    Composition I 3 October 2012 The Matrix and the Allegory of the Cave What if one were living through life completely bound and facing a reality that doesn't even exist? The prisoners in Plato's "Allegory of the Cave" are blind from true reality as well as the people in the movie The Matrix. They are given false images and they accept what their senses are telling them. They believe what they are experiencing is not all that really exists. Plato, the ancient Greek philosopher wrote "The...
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  • The 9 Elements of the Matrix - 854 Words
    CST 151 April 3rd 2013 The 9 Elements of film: The Matrix The Matrix is centered around the main protagonist Neo. Neo is in his late twenties, with a nine to five job working at a software company as a programmer. He has always felt something just wasn't right about the world, and he felt it goes further than the injustices of worldwide hunger and war. One late night while coding some not so legal material for a friend he gets a chat request from someone with the sign name of Trinity....
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  • The Matrix and Fahrenheit 451 Comparison
    1. The characters of Neo and Montag break away from the common society, come to terms with themselves, and strive to create an ideal world. 2. Breaking from normal society through one’s own will a. Neo is rescued from the Matrix by Morpheus i. It was Neo’s own decision to take the red pill. ii. Demonstrates desire to know the truth about world. b. Montag admits he is unhappy in life and turns to books for knowledge. i. It was Montag’s own curiosity and internal dissatisfaction with his...
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  • Descartes Skepticism and the Matrix - 1251 Words
     Alec Shover Dr. Darrell Cosden Introduction to Philosophy PHL260 Section 2 Descartes Skepticism and the Matrix March 21, 2012 1197 Words Reality is something that has been debated among philosophers for centuries. Rene Descartes is one of these philosophers who has come up with a unique way of understanding reality. Descartes in Meditations on First Philosophy argues his method of doubt about the idea of skepticism and this is reflected in the Matrix when...
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  • Forms of Media Matrix - 343 Words
    University of Phoenix Material Forms of Media Matrix After reviewing this week’s reading, complete the matrix, related to various forms of media used in public speaking. Form Benefits Drawbacks Objects An object attracts the audience. Some objects are too large or can be too small to use in a presentation. Models A model shows the audience what is being spoken about and serves for better understanding. The members of the audience may become distracted when a model is present for the...
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  • "The Matrix" Film Review
    “The Matrix” takes place in the approximate year of 2190, where machines have taken over the earth. The machines create large fields with billions of pods containing humans, which serve as their energy source. The term “Matrix” is the name of a computer program used by the machines to make the humans believe they are living a normal life. The movie brings us along with the crew of the Nebakenezer, a very large hovercraft that is run by some of the last remaining humans free from the machines....
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  • Analysis Paper: The Matrix
    Analysis Paper: The Matrix The Matrix is a science fiction film produced in the 1999’s by the Wachowski Brothers that revolves around the idea reality is not what it seems to be. The movie is essentially about machines that have enslaved the human population, using people for means of bioenergy; that being body heat and electrical activity. The main protagonist is the character of Neo, a computer programmer, who finds himself continuously concerned about the idea that his world isn’t all he...
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  • The Matrix: Neo, a Struggle of Identity
    Neo: A Struggle of Identity "The Matrix...the war between man and machine, and the possibility that reality is a hoax."(Clover 10) The Matrix in a sense is a constant struggle of identity and the real. The struggle of identity and the real in the Matrix is based around the character of Neo. Neo throughout the film is engulfed in a constant struggle of finding himself, his purpose, and also what reality actually is. In our world today humans are faced with the same identity and reality...
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  • Cypher's Choice in "The Matrix"
    The widely popular science fiction movie, “The Matrix,” directed by the Wachowski brothers deals with a false reality. In this, people are kept in shells as energy sources and plugged into a computer simulation of a world that they believe is real and concrete. The premise is that artificially intelligent machines surpassed the intellect of humans and have risen up against them. Cut off from the sun, their source of energy, they turn to humans as the ultimate renewable source of energy. The...
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  • Volume Variety Matrix - 2974 Words
    Volume-variety and design In Chapter 1 the four V’s of operations were described. These were volume, variety, variation and visibility. The first two of these – volume and variety – are particularly important when considering design issues in operations management. Not only do they usually go together (high variety usually means low volume, high volume normally means low variety) but together they also impact on the nature of products and services and processes which produce them. The volume...
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  • Marxist and Semiotic Analysis of the Matrix
    THE MATRIX The Matrix was written and directed by Andy and Larry Wachowski. It released in 1999. The film belongs to the science fiction genre and revolves around a young man by the name of Thomas Anderson who is on a quest to discover what the mysterious "Matrix" is. The movie draws inspiration from a Japanese anime known as "Ghost in a Shell". The Wachoski brothers incorporated many signs and symbols into the movie relating to Christianity, Greek mythology and Marxism. It contains...
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  • Plato, Descartes and the Matrix - 1317 Words
     After obtaining knowledge from the Matrix, Plato's Allegory of the Cave or The Republic and the first Mediation from Descartes, I see that there are a few likenesses and contrasts. I would need to say that The Matrix and Plato's hole purposeful tale were more comparable because the individuals included in both stories, they existed in this present reality where they were being cheated about what the fact of the matter was. In the Matrix, once Neo saw this present reality and that all...
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  • Matrix Movie Summary - 1066 Words
    I am doing my analysis paper on the movie, “The Matrix.” I chose the movie the matrix because I want to talk about all the different types of sounds. . I’m first going to be talking about the ambience sounds they used. Then I’m going to be talking about how they used the music, and finally about the sound effects they used in the movie. and types of sounds they used, like the ambience, music, and the sound effects . The matrix is about how computer’s control the universe in the future. Which...
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  • Mise-En-Scene in the Matrix
    Mise-En-Scene In The Matrix Although the average viewer is rarely conscious of it, mise-en-scene is both a powerful and important cinematic technique in film. Mise-en-scene allows the director to guide the viewer s attention to what they should be looking at so that important details are not missed and trivial details are not focused on. Many effective elements of mise-en-scene are illustrated in the white room scene in The Matrix, in which directors Andy and Larry Wachowski use only minimal...
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  • A Synopsis of the Movie Matrix - 411 Words
    TOK-Essay Matrix Question 3: Cypher makes the remark to Agent Smith, that the steak he is eating not exists, the matrix is telling the brain that it is juicy and delicious. He also says that ignorance is bliss. I agree with the theory that ignorance is bliss. If you are not sure of something or you do not think about a certain situation, you wouldn’t think of what happens or how it tastes like, like in this situation. The matrix is not a real world, it explains a world...
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  • Allegory of Cave & the Matrix
    13 October 2010 Working Draft What if the world everyone perceives as a reality is only an elaborate deception? Human beings believe they are living in realities because they do not know of anything else. What they feel, see, hear, taste, and feel all contribute to their subconscious belief of physical existence. As people dream, however, they usually cannot recognize that they are not living through the events—that is, until they wake up. What if they do not wake up? How would they...
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  • Matrix vs. Skepticism - 988 Words
    Skepticism and The Matrix What is skepticism? Skepticism to me is not knowing or being able to trust anything. However, that was my original opinion, now going through and from what I’ve learned and read, I believe that skepticism is a doubting of claims in which are set forth in various areas, along with what I mentioned above. Having knowledge of an outside world is basically believing that waking life is but a dream, and there is something beyond what we are experiencing now, that there is...
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  • The Matrix Dystopian Film Analysis
    Victor Mardikian Mr. Garner ELA 8A May 6, 2011 The Matrix Dystopian Film Analysis The film, The Matrix took place in both a virtual reality and the real world. The hero, Neo, tried to understand how he was chosen to be “the one.” His goal was to fight off the agents who were not only computer programs but also the gatekeepers of the Matrix; therefore, Neo and Morpheus had to fight off the agents so that the human race would cease to be manipulated and used for energy. Since...
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  • Matrix Versus Allegory of the Cave
    Plato’s classic The Allegory of the Cave and seminal science-fiction film The Matrix at first glance seem to have nothing in common. The first is written and set in the ancient times, revolving around Socrates telling his follower Glaucon about chained prisoners in a primitive cave watching shadow puppets lighted by a fire burning at the cave’s opening. The latter is a futuristic story set in a world controlled by artificial-intelligent computers that created the Matrix, a virtual world...
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  • The Matrix and the Allegory of the Cave - 1045 Words
    Qais Alizada Oct/12/2012 The Matrix and The Allegory of the Cave For an unbelievably long time, we have been all asking ourselves this question: What is real? Both science and religion have furnished us with their own answers to this fundamental question of reality. We ultimately cannot know what is real. In The Wachowskis’ story, The Matrix, people refuse to accept the truth. The truth,...
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  • Matrix Liberal Humanist - 347 Words
    In The Matrix the protagonist Neo is the liberal humanist. The being free from the structure of society and able to make choices without the bias thrown upon us through media and language. However within the first twenty minutes of the movie the theory of the liberal humanist begins to collapse around Neo. He learns that his life has been pre decided and machines control the reality he believes to be truth. The irony in finding out that his whole life is essentially a lie is that he does obtain...
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  • sociology within the matrix - 2093 Words
    Sociology was profoundly involved in the making of The Matrix. The Matrix is a movie in which a man, Neo or Mr. Anderson, believes he’s living a normal, but slightly troubled life in 1999. Neo is single, and suffers from a profound emptiness in his life. Neo is constantly working, by day he is computer programmer; by night, he’s a hacker, providing his labor to other troubled souls. All of sudden he life takes a life changing toll. Neo finds out that the slightly troubled part of his life is...
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  • Audience-Focused Communication Matrix
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