Christian Mythology In The Matrix
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Christian Mythology in The Matrix
Through the movie we see parallelís of Neo and Christian Mythology. Temptation from Satan to Jesus and the temptation to Neo from the Agents, are some very profound similarities between the two personages.
In the beginning of the movie Thomas Anderson, or Neo, is arrested. The agents try to cut a bargain trading a new life for giving up Morpheus.
In the scene with the agents and Neo we have mythical symbolism that relates to biblical times. As Agent Smith lectures Thomas, he flips through a record of Thomas' crimes. Smith is like Satan, who will always be called the 'accuser'. (Revelation 12:9-12). Agent Smith tells Thomas three distinct lies during the interrogation scene. Satan is the 'father of lies' (John 8:44).
Lie #1: Agent Smith indicates that Thomas' illusionary Matrix life is reality Ė having a job, paying taxes, helping the landlady. In contrast, Smith tells Thomas that his other (hacker) life is "lived in computers", w...
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