Seeing The Matrix
"The Matrix has you." This message makes it through Neo by way
his computer. Its meaning will occupy the rest of the film alongside
the apocalyptic discovery of what it can and must mean to wake up.
When I first saw the film (on an Easter Sunday, appropriately
enough), I couldn't help but think that our current, oft-discombobulated
generation of Western culture was being given a sampling of language
adequate to both its despair and its hope. When Neo is first
introduced to Trinity, her words are tailor-made for the lone
sojourner constantly found looking for answers (or less-than-edifying
images) by way of the computer keyboard:
Just listen. I know why you're here, Neo. I know what
you've been doing. I know why you hardly sleep, why you live alone
and why, night after night, you sit at the computer; you're looking
for him...The answer is out there, Neo. It's looking for you and
it will find you, if you want it to.
Put These Fingerprints On My Imagination?" Engaging The Matrix
Adapted from Everyday Apocalypse by David Dark
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