"I much prefer history, true or feigned,
with its varied applicability to the thought and experience of readers.
I think that many confuse 'applicability' with 'allegory';
but one resides in the freedom of the reader,
and the other resides in the purposed domination of the author."
- J.R.R. Tolkein

 

  I see myself in this story.
Others may see Jesus or someone else.
That's what makes it a great story.

Applicability.
Not allegory.

There is a danger in sharing the elements of this story that apply to my life and faith; that you may percieve that I am trying to determine the author's intent.

Such is not the case. Other than to say that their intent was to write a good story that would also make me think.

Many have asked the Wachowski brothers, "What did you mean? Who is Neo?" and they have intentionally stayed vague.

It's up to the viewer to decide what applies.

Applicability.

Not allegory.

Tolkein would like that.


What the actors have said

Script and photos from the Matrix
are the creative property of
Warner Brothers

  Escape the Matrix

Unplug

Get grappled

Get training

Eat cookies : the Oracle

Get distracted : Mouse

Crave the Matrix : Cypher

Whose Life Will it Be?

Temet Nosce : Know Thyself

 

Credits


Exit : back through the rabbit hole