Deciphering the Matrix

The Matrix
Disclaimer: There will be a lot of analyzing of the film so if you haven’t seen it, you do not have to continue reading. Also correct me if there are certain things that has been explained wrong as these explanations is what has been assessed so far.

There is so much truth in the film Matrix, that it is worthy of closer inspection.

Matrix was written by Sophia Stewart. Her work was stolen by Joel Silver, Andy and Larry Wachowski and she sued Warner Brothers.

Sophia Stewart
Sophia Stewart

Matrix Book
Matrix Book by Sophia Stewart

The Third Eye is an energy point (chakra) located a little above the middle in between the eyes. Its physical attribute is the pituitary gland, meaning that when it is stimulated it can affect the increasing and decreasing functionality of the third eye (its spiritual attribute). The third eye is also known as ESP (Extra Sensory Perception).

ESP
A picture showing the third eye.

Third Eye
A picture showing the third eye in anatomy terms.

Don’t Think You Are, Know You Are

Before going into the characters understand that the Matrix is a computer programme. Meaning that everything is in a two base system. A two base system deals only with 1′s and 0′s. 1′s and 0′s are the language of all computers. The combination and sequences of 1′s and 0′s are called binary bits. The two base system is otherwise known as a binary system.

Also understand that 8 bits make a byte. The signifiance of this is the fact that there were 8 people on the Nebuchadnezzar ship until Neo joined, making 9 (no longer a byte). One of the crew member on the ship was Cypher who later wished he wasn’t unplugged. He wanted to be back in the Matrix (computer programme). This made him betray his crew which led to his death. After his death there were 8 crew members again (a byte again).

The Matrix Ship
The Nebuchadnezzar (Morpheus’s Ship)

Cypher
Cypher

Cypher’s functionality and ‘betrayal’ is in his name. A cypher in supreme mathematics is a 0. A 0 in computer terminology means off. In this case, deflective.

CHARACTERS

NEO

Neo

If you rearrange the words NEO, you get ONE, as in the one, which is the Basis of the whole film. Looking for the one bares much signifigance been that 1 in binary means ‘on’ and 0 means ‘off’. Binary code is read from right to left. One byte is 8 bit. An 8 bit is from 1 to 128. To get the one (1) the 1 bit has to be on.

00000001—–The One (Neo)
An 8 bit.

Stay with me people, don’t get bored. All you need to know is that the matrix states that our reality is actually been governed by a bunch of computers to sustain its survival. The word Matrix is actually an Engineering word.

Neo has and is made up of the most important code in the matrix this is why he has the impulse to return to the source. The Matrix has been rewritten many times this was why there was so many copies of him inside the Matrix. It has an element of reincarnation here because Neo was a man unplugged from the matrix as a man not a computer program. This would mean that Neo the man was unplugged but Neo who is the One inside the Matrix (the computer programming) has come back many times by the will of the artchitect (the source) to begin again. The number one (1) is the on button or start button. Neo’s code is needed to rewrite the Matrix. This Neo is ‘deflective’ because of love (Trinity).

THE ORACLE

Oracle

Simply put she is the cookie file in a computer. The give away was when she was always baking and giving away cookies to anyone that came to see her. The cookie file is a database that keeps all passwords and any other information saved on someone’s computer. So naturally she knows everything.

Oracle Software
In ‘real life’ outside film world, an Oracle is a Software. But spiritually there are people who are spiritually in tune that they act as Oracles. But being that the biggest focus here is a computer programme, the Matrix, an Oracle is a Software.

TRINITY

Trinity

Okay, the Oracle told Trinity that she would fall in love with the one. It would have made a lot more sense if she was called two and Neo, One. But technically she is number two. Allow me to explain. Neo and Trinity are individuals. Neo is one person and Trinity is one person so coming together makes them two people (1 + 1=2). But this doesn’t really explain why she is called Trinity. Yet the answer is in her name. The word Trinity means three. In 1′s and 0′s the 1+1=3 (Trinity, her name)


2 to the power of 0 is 1 (Neo) and 2 to the power of 1 is 2. 2+ 1= 3 (Trinity). The Binary number looks like 00000011. Note that the binary number for Neo’s was 00000001. Trinity is a 1 for the next line (binary number is read from right to left). So it was like it was ‘meant to be’.

MORPHEUS

Morpheus

It’s in the name. He morphs into another body each time until he finds the One. His sole purpose is to find the one and ‘reason’ with him to make a choice to save Zion instead of going and staying with the source. Again there is an element of reincarnation here because if he had died, he would have came again.

Red Pill, Blue Pill

Morpheus introduces everyone plugged inside the Matrix with the red and blue pill. Taking the blue pill hides people from the truth and makes the meeting with him like a dream. The red pill takes people deeper into the truth.

AGENTS

Agents

They are gatekeepers trying to stop people from been unplugged and those who are not plugged in. You may be thinking what are gates. In computer terminology gates are different sequences of 1′s and 0′s to make it function a particular way. This is what makes an agent move from one person to another. There are the OR, AND, NOR, NAND and NOT gates.

Or Gate

And Gate

Nor Gate

Nand Gate

Not Gate
NOT GATE

Agent Smith (the agent in the middle) later becomes a virus, to be more specific, a computer virus. A computer virus makes copies of itself.

THE RELEVANCY

This film’s overall message is that you need to think outside the box. We are controlled by men that make up rules for their benefit. We are programmed from birth to conform and be domesticated to think that free thinking or logical thinking is wrong and that this shows that you are not plugged in and need to be dealt with. Punishments are dealt with by agents; a bunch of people who strive to keep free thinkers (people that are unplugged) in the system.

The system is a form of control for the powers that be to maintain wealth and power. Power without control is chaos, so the system which is the Matrix; a bunch of programming, was created.

The System

RELIGIOUS IMPLICATIONS

— This film is filled with religious implications. The word Zion is found in the Bible as a city of King David.
— Morpheus is like John the Baptist, announcing the One.
— Neo is like Yashua (Jesus) the appointed (Christ)
— Trinity holds the two (Neo and Morpheus) together, as in the Holy Trinity.
— Morpheus ship’s name the Nebuchadnezzar is in the scriptures. Nebuchadnezzar was a Babylonian King.
— The artchitect is meant to illustrate God.
—The Oracle is meant to depict Sophia, goddess of Wisdom. Its said in some religion that wisdom is a person.

Coin
This coin is said to depict the Babylonian king Nebuchadnezzar

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One Response to Deciphering the Matrix

  1. Great breakdown of the movie. I just watched it again, the whole series a few days ago, analyzing the symbolisms as I went along. It took me and my lady 4 days to get through it, from start to finish. The movie is LOADED with symbolism that hold meaning for us today. Always good to see the brothers using those 3rd eyes…

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