The Matrix Essay Examples

Baudrillard’s ideas on the film The Matrix

It has long been a condition of western culture to act for the accumulation of material objects. This is in part due to the capitalist nature of the world within which we live. Marx identifies in ‘The Critique of Capitalism’ the emergence of two new classes of people, namely ‘capitalists’ and ‘labourers’. The term ‘capitalist’… View Article

A Matter of Perception

“How often have I dreamt that I was in these familiar circumstances that I was dressed, and occupied this place by the fire, when I was lying undressed in bed? ” Rene Descartes in his writings from Meditations on First Philosophy brings to us this very reason of doubt of our senses and perceptions. For… View Article

Platos Allegory off the Cave

The allegory of the cave describes a group of people who have lived chained to the wall of a cave all of their lives, facing a blank wall. The people watch shadows projected on the wall by things passing in front of a fire behind them by puppeteers, and begin to ascribe forms to these… View Article

The Mirror Stage and the Matrix

The mirror stage is a concept of Psychoanalytic theory of Jacques Lacan. Lacan’sprimary focus on spectator identification became the central reference point for the emergence of psycoantalitic theory that can be easily applied to cinema films. The mirror stage occurs during the age of infants whom are between the ages of six and eighteen months… View Article

A reflection of Odysseus and Modern Day Heroes

Written about two thousand and seven hundred years earlier, the Odyssey is still influencing modern storytelling today. Odysseus, the legendary Greek king of Ithaca and protagonist of Homer’s epic poem the Odyssey was recognized as a great hero of his time. He was known for his defining qualities of superior strength and athleticism, sharp intellect,… View Article