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Psychological Analysis Of The Matrix

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The Matrix Reloaded is the second film in The Matrix trilogy. The 2003 film was written and directed by Larry and Andy Wachowski. The sequel went on to win 4 awards of 23 total nominations. The film follows the Academy Award winning The Matrix whereby hacker “Neo” contacts a man named Morpheus only to learn that he has been living in a computer simulation known as The Matrix ever since his birth. The Matrix was generated after humans lost a war against intelligent machines that programmed The Matrix in order to harness electricity from the humans. Neo learns that Morpheus is from Zion, a lone refugee city. Neo and Morpheus battle agents, malicious programs designed to protect the simulation, and work to free more humans.

The second film opens as Neo is dreaming of his girlfriend, Trinity. He dreams of her falling from a building before awakening to find her sleeping beside him. Neo learns that Zion is under attack by a group of 250,000 machines that are digging towards Zion with only 72 hours left to save the city. Neo boards Captain Morpheus’s ship, the Nebuchadnezzar bound for The Matrix in search of answers. One of the agents has learned to clone himself and aims to destroy Neo before he saves Zion. Neo speaks with the oracle who sends him in search of the keymaker, a program that may grant him access to the source. The source is the origin of The Matrix and it is from here that Neo hopes he can end the ensuing war that is to destroy Zion. Ultimately Neo reaches the source where he finds The Architect waiting for him. The Architect is the man who created the first Matrix and he presents Neo with two choices. Neo must choose between two doors, the first leads him on to the true source where he may hope to salvage what he can from Zion while the other leads back into The Matrix where Trinity is waiting. Against his wishes she entered The Matrix in order to save him. Now Trinity was on the brink of death as he had often dreamt. To the Architect’s surprise Neo chose to return for Trinity where he saved her. The machines destroyed the Nebuchadnezzar and continued on towards Zion. The film closes as Neo lies on a hospital bed in another ship while the crew wait to hear from a survivor of the first attack by the machines against a number of Zion’s ships.

Sleep
Sleep is of great importance in the film. Neo seems to learn a great deal from his sleep as he finds himself throughout the film having recurring dreams where his girlfriend, Trinity, jumps first from a motorcycle into a security checkpoint. He then dreams of Trinity jumping from a tall building as she tries desperately to shoot a man who jumps after her. This recurring dream is a crucial element of the film as it foreshadows the eventual choice that Neo must make in order to save Trinity.

Psychologically speaking, sleep is a physiological need that exists in all humans. Myers (2006) defines sleep as a periodical, natural, and reversible loss of consciousness. Sleep is important as it...

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