A Philosphical Aspect of the Movie Matrix
Film and Music
Submitted By balzamin
A PHILOSPHICAL ASPECT OF THE MOVIE MATRIX The movie Matrix is full of deep metaphors, philosophical connections and ideological reference with a well constructed fiction. In that view, there are many details more than any science-fiction movie such as characters, objects which are used in the movie, thoughts and philosophy. This movie is like a harmony between thoughts of every historical period. Firstly, every character name is chose especially in this movie. For example, In Greek mythology, Morpheus is the God of dreams. Furthermore, “morph” means “morphine” which is used in medicine as tranquillizer. Morpheus lives in another world and he always be stand by Neo. Neo is nick name of Thomas Anderson in matrix. According to mysticism Neo is referred to as "the One". In Christianity “one” symbolizes Jesus Christ. The name Thomas is Hebrew and means "twin." As Thomas, he works for a software company. As Neo, he is a computer hacker in matrix who wakes up in the real world. In Christianity, Jesus dies on the cross, but later is resurrected and ascends up to heaven. In the movie, Neo dies but later comes back to life. At the end of the movie, Neo resurrects and flies up into the sky. Trinity is the third character. According to Pythagoras, three is the perfect number. In Christianity, there are three holy power: The Father, The Son, The Holy Spirit. From this point of view, Morpheus is The Father, Neo is The Son and Trinity is The Holy Spirit. The Oracle is a person who was intermediary between God and people in Greek history. Also, she is a soothsayer in the movie. Cypher is a form of “Cipher”. In some computational systems, Cipher means “zero”. It can be referred as no value. His devilish beard and his red dress symbolizes Satan. The Agents represent human races. Their sunglasses are a sign for human mysterious and dark side. They don’t take off even if it rains.…...