Analysis of the Movie 'Matrix'

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The movie Matrix raises many philosophical issues that are relevant today. For example, the world we live in is very like the matrix world. In our world, people are obliged to do what they are told to do, such as listening to the government, your boss etc. In the matrix world, people are only used as a form of energy supply. In both worlds, people are being controlled. However, they just accept things the way they are, because they think that life is just this way. In the traditional and modern philosophical issues, both arguments suggest that the World was created by only one person- God and Neo. In the cosmological and the teleological arguments, both St. Thomas Aquinas and William Paley believe that God created the universe. They believe that God, and only God, created the Universe. In the modern argument raised in the film, when the Matrix was first designed a man who was born could change it. When he died, the Oracle predicted his return. The main character of the Matrix is Neo, who is the rebirth of the man who could change the Matrix. The philosophies both make you want to ask questions. Is there really a God, and does he exist? Did he really create the Universe single-handed? Are we actually being controlled in a computer generated world, or are we in charge of our own lives? Are we really living beings, or just an energy source to keep the computers running? If we are in the Matrix, is there a Morpheus that we can go to for answers? Both the traditional and modern arguments make you ask questions, make you wonder about the truth of your existence. On the one hand, the modern philosophical issues seen more relevant, but personally, I find that chance of the world actually being computer generate highly unlikely. Even though it might be the truth, it’s very difficult to grasp the idea. However, even though the traditional arguments can explain a lot
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