Ideology In The Matrix

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The Matrix Ideology In the 1999 sci-fi film, The Matrix, viewers are introduced to a contemporary and modern allegory of Karl Marx’s original theory of ideology. Neo, the protagonist of the film, discovers the truth behind the matrix. He along with all humanity have been born into a slavery system that is hidden behind a virtual- reality stimulation created by the artificial intelligence. In the film, man- made artificial intelligence has taken over humanity and exploits all humanity as the main source of electrical power for machines. Humans are grown in pods, in which they live since born, to supply the artificial intelligence with abundant bioelectricity. The virtual reality stimulation that avoids humans from knowing the truth about their…show more content…
It is proven that the ideology is working because even after Neo is contacted by underground freedom fighters who explain to him that reality, as he understands is actually false he still doesn’t believe them. It was very astonishing to learn that the world he had lived in was a false life that had controlled his thinking and had not allowed him to see that he was enslaved in a pod. According to Althussier it is very difficult for a subject, in this case Neo, to see outside of its ideology when ideology itself is working well. Neo along with other subjects don’t wake up when they are in the matrix because them working in the matrix reflects the allusion of isolation and slave work they perform in reality. The protagonist is known as Neo when he is hacking inside the matrix but when he is at work he is known as Mr. Anderson and Mr. Anderson feels alienated in the matrix. He doesn’t wake up from the matrix because it reflects the isolation he faces at slave work in his individual pod. In the matrix program he works in a cubical with isolates him from everyone else, he is also unsatisfied and sees no real interest in his work importation to the company. Although Mr. Anderson experiences the alienation and isolation he wasn’t ready to leave and reject the matrix. Morpheus explained to Neo, “You have to understand, most of these people are not ready to be unplugged, and many of them are so inert, so hopelessly dependent on the system that they will fight to protect it.”(The Matrix) Morpheus explains to Neo that people have accepted, the matrix program and the human race have become dependent to it. The artificial intelligence designed a perfect virtual world that would be difficult for to leave. The successful ideological fantasy is going to exist as long as humanity accepts and needs it. Although the ideological fantasy needs humanity to survive and humanity needs the ideology to survive as well, the

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