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Zac Parker

on 15 August 2013

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Transcript of Existentialism

Existentialism - The Matrix
The Matrix
In the near future, Computer hacker Neo is contacted by underground freedom fighters who explain that reality as he understands it is actually a complex computer simulation called the Matrix. Created by a malevolent Artificial Intelligence, the Matrix hides the truth from humanity, allowing them to live a convincing, simulated life in 1999 while machines grow and harvest people to use as an ongoing energy source.

The leader of the freedom fighters, Morpheus, believes Neo is "The One" who will lead humanity to freedom and overthrow the machines. Together with Trinity, Neo and Morpheus fight against the machine's enslavement of humanity as Neo begins to believe and accept his role as "The One".
Existentialism in the Matrix
In the Matrix the first example of Existentialism is seen in the backbone or plot of the film. The idea that there is more to life than expected, the world and life is simply stimulated and physically 'fake'. All of humanity is living in a world that does not exist but feels real all the same.

The next example in The Matrix are the common discussions made throughout the film. Often characters ask the question “Do you believe in fate?” (Morpheus) He asking whether or not he thinks he has free will.... and if he has personal responsibility. Similarly that life is only temporal and an individual must take control over there own life and live it in unique essence!!

"we are human, all too human" - this can relate to The
Matrix, in the Matrix the world that Neo originally knows and feels is real is actually the opposite. The strong theme of uniqueness and how you can either choose the "Red Pill" or the "Blue Pill" which
could influence us to live uniquely or to live how we believe
God created!!

Film Clip - The Matrix
Thanks For Listening and Watching!
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Zac Parker O'Brien
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