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Philosophical review of 'the Matrix'

After viewing 'the Matrix'
First Question

IDENTIFY SOME PHILOSOPHICAL ISSUE FROM THE MATRIX THAT YOU FOUND PARTICULARLY INTERESTING OR DISTURBING OR OTHERWISE, AND INDICATE WHAT CONNECTIONS, IF ANY, YOU SEE BETWEEN THAT ISSUE AND PLATONIC PHILOSOPHY?

Second Question
MATRIX (movie): Neo's first meeting with Morpheus:

Morpheus (to Neo): " You're here because you know something. You know you can't explain it but you feel it. You've felt it your entire life. Something's wrong with the world. You don't know what it is, but it's there, like a splinter in your mind, driving you mad. It is this feeling that has brought you to me. Do you know what I'm talking about?"

WHAT IS MORPHEUS TALKING ABOUT, AND WHAT CONNECTION DO YOU SEE BETWEEN THE FEELING THAT THERE'S "SOMETHING WRONG WITH THE WORLD" AND THE KIND OF QUESTIONS THAT DRIVE PHILOSOPHY?

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Dear Student,
Hi and thank you once again for using Brainmass. The solution below should get you started. Also, I think it would help if you go through a previous solution I have written on this very topic for the gist/themes are the same most especially since the solution, Posting ID: 367074, is a movie review of the film. Good luck with your studies.

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OTA 105878/Xenia Jones
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Matrix Philosophy

Aside from the entertainment value of the film and the cool action sequences which was revolutionary at the time of release, the ever-present philosophy which was also central to the story is what really, to me, made the Matrix a classic. Films that register to memory are those films that aside from entertain teach or impart a lesson and the Matrix was full of reference to varied Philosophical overtones of Classical Greek and Eastern origins. When Morpheus declared to Neo that the Matrix is the 'world that has been pulled before your eyes to blind you from the truth,' right away I remembered Plato and his Allegory of the Cave. Plato's allegory describes human beings living in the darkness, as slaves in a cave wherein all they saw where shadows; and in chains, all they knew was this ...

Solution Summary

The solution is a 768-word narrative that tackles philosophical questions and elements presented in the Keanu Reeve's-starrer 'The Matrix', comparing them with the ideas of Plato and Classical Philosophy. It also presents a comparison between one of the movie's protagonist, saying that there is something wrong about the world in relation to the motivation and questions that move and push philosophy and philosophers in their critical study of knowledge, wisdom and reality. references are listed. A word version of the solution is attached for easy printing.

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