The Matrix, Fate Vs Free Will
Fate and free will in the Matrix, fate is non-negotiable as the world is preprogramed. Human actions are predetermined so free will does not exist. When Morpheus offers neo the choice to follow him down the ‘rabbit hole’ or ‘stay in wonderland’ he is offering him the choice between fate and free will. In the scene where Neo first meets the Oracle, there is the possibility of learning what his fate is and his identity. In the final scene, Trinity reveals that she is not afraid to accept her fate in loving Neo; the filmmaker draws attention to the importance of the decision-making, which is at the heart of the fate and free will dichotomy. In the matrix choice is only an illusion the pathway you chose it has already been encoded. The first scene begins with a bird’s eye view creating the idea that the world is not real that there is someone watching them. The main focus of this key scene is whether or not Neo will chose to be ignorant to the real world and go on living in a fake world, or whether he will chose to take the risk of living in the real world not knowing what lies ahead. The split between the screen when Morpheus is offering up the red and a blue pill to Neo there is an altered view and perception in each of the lens in his glasses. The reflection reveals how we see the outside world but also importantly how we see ourselves and our own world. When Neo choses the red pill this is a crucial decision because he Is choosing to be a part of reality he is utilising the small amount of free will that he has been given by Morpheus. After Neo has made the choice to be a part of the real world you see in his transformations of the sliver liquid from the mirror that this is symbolic Neo’s illusions exploring that he has entered a new realm of perception and possibilities he is realising that he has a choice the choice of free will. The filmmaker draws attention to the importance of the scene through creating a barrier like...
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