Monday, November 15, 2010


The Matrix series of films explores a postmodern view of religion and government. The plot makes every attempt to explain to the character Neo the flaw of his denial in the Matrix. The Matrix is symbolism for the "why are we here" question of existence. While touching on various religions and cultural beliefs, the film explores a good versus evil battle in Neo's quest for the truth. In the end it is his own beliefs that were holding him back, and his newly opened mind allows him to succeed in his quest.
This is a postmodern view, because it encourages us to be open to new ideas, rather than going with the flow of society. If this story were done in the 1930's it would have quickly been shelved as communist and anti-American.

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