" The Matrix ? is a movie that is visually stunning to the eye, yet it is also an important movie as it expresses many themes such as freedom, what is " real ? and " reality ?, truth and
philosophy on a level that helps the audience to understand the themes no a much deeper level.
The Matrix is a very futuristic SCI Fi type of film, as it set in a made up world. A world of pleasures and life. But all is not what it seems. All is not real .The film has been made
famous for it's groundbreaking cinematography, video and sound effects which were seen very innovative and imaginative for it's time.
The Matrix is a movie that emphasises many themes, which have many layers to them.
An important theme that is portrayed in the movie is freedom. In the dictionary, the word
" free ? means " enjoying personal right or liberty, as one who is not in slavery or
confinement ?. Yet in the matrix, human beings are being put in slavery by the machines and it's characters like Morpheus who are rescuing them. Unfortunately, some of them are not ready or want to be ? unplugged', as Morpheus says in the movie " The mind has trouble
An image that can help re enforce this theme is the ? Lady in red'. She is a ?bug' that is put in a training simulation for Neo. If he turns around the simulation ends. He has the freedom to look around and admire the ?temptation' or he can continue on his journey, yet he
unfortunately succumbs to her .The main point for this is that he has the freedom to look at her or not, yet it is his assignment to realise doing that could jeopardise a mission.
Another major theme that is portrayed in the movie is " reality ? and " what is reality ??
The word " real ? has a lot of meanings and layers of meaning. It means:
A note about the readings: The first reading is a synopsis of The Matrix. If you have seen the movie, this will function as a review for you. If you have not seen the movie, you may choose to do so. However, you should know that the movie is rated R for language and violence. It is not necessary to view the movie to fulfill the assignment, as the synopsis is enough to consider the questions. The second reading comes from Plato’s classic work, The Republic. It is in the form of a dialogue between Socrates and Glaucon, a brother of Plato, and contains the famous cave allegory. The third and final reading is a section from Meditation I, from Meditations on First Philosophy by Rene Descartes, who offers some reasons to doubt his senses.
Cell matrix contacts are parts of the cell surface where specialized adhesion receptors in the membrane attach to the extracellular matrix (ECM), the matrix outside the cells....
The two papers explained in this website: "Regulation of protrusive and contractile cell-matrix contacts" and "Dynamics and segregation of cell-matrix in cultured fibroblasts" explore both the types of cell matrix contacts and the interactions between these contacts in many different bodily cells.
In order to accomplish this we shall see that although The Matrix is considered to be a film about rebellion, it contains several stereotypical portrayals, which actually make it a film that supports the status quo.
The film sets, by dialogue and symbolism, a place for analysis, theology, theory, philosophy, and criticism that accommodates any stance within a language of freedom, choice, perception, reality, simulation, mind, computer cod...
This cautious approach is appreciated by the film's fans, but it has led to only 3 official Matrix books produced by (or with the cooperation of) the Wachowski Brothers.
The Matrix's rich, multi-layered storyline gives authors of all disciplines plenty of material to work with, and following the links above will take to you to books that discuss the philosophical and religious symbolism in the movie.
The essays run from 8 - 25 pages, with most coming in around 10 pages, giving the reader a solid introduction to the theory, but not overloading you with complex material.
Lastly, we'll show you a couple of the books that inspired some of the ideas in The Matrix (to such a degree that the Wachowski Brothers gave these books to cast members to read before they began working on The Matrix).
This book is aimed at readers new to philosophy, using the obvious (and not-so-obvious) philosophical roots of The Matrix as the starting point for a journey into deeper thinking.
Ask yourself, "Are there other possible positions on this matter?" If so, briefly outline them. Decide on your own position (it may agree with one of the competing arguments) and state explicitly the reason(s) why you hold that position by outlining the consistent facts and showing the relative insignificance of contrary facts. Coherently state your position by integrating your evaluations of the works you read. This becomes your conclusions section.
The topics covered include just about any "-ism" you can think of: skepticism, moralism, reductive materialism, fatalism, Buddhism, religious pluralism, existentialism, Marxism, etc.
Matrix Essays: The Matrix Essays BlogPD Wood has completed a fourth and final episode Matrix 4- The Super Matrix supports the view that the myth is a portrait of the perennial philosopher-- selfThe philosophy of The Matrix | Mo Dec 2006 The Matrix is based on a philosophical question posed by the 17th Century French philosopher and mathematician Ren Descartes One ofUnderstanding The Books - The Matrix and Collecting 20 essays by 20 professional philosophers, The Matrix and Philosophy remains the best Matrix collection currently available The essays run from 8
A prison for your mind."
Morpheus"If you love wealth more than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, depart from us in peace.