Freedom In The Matrix

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As long as there has been war, there has been an equal cry out for freedom, which was rooted in the beginning of any battle. For every blood drop spilled, those who shed it felt so strongly in their reserve that the loss of life and limb paled in comparison to a life of physical and mental shackles. The idea of freedom has been expressed through almost every medium of communication ranging from written word, not the modern modes of the podcasting. As long as there has been oppression there has been the desire and struggle for freedom. The cultural and technology advances have enhanced the means of communication and the message of freedom. Most recently the trend of podcasting, or Internet radio show¬s, has seen a staggering growth of …show more content…

“The Matrix” is a science fiction film that centers on the idea that humankind has been harvested and controlled for energy sources. The people who fight against it are awakened from literal cages, and are born again as they are freed from parasitic wombs. This is a huge metaphor for the modern day demographic that feels they have been enclosed with invasive laws, and have been stripped of privacy in the midst of government monitoring. The waves of information and technology are growing at astounding rates, however the lost have identify also comes with it. “That system is our enemy. But when you're inside, you look around, what do you see? Businessmen, teachers, lawyers, carpenters. The very minds of the people we are trying to save.” (Morpheus, The Matrix). Factual films such as “Braveheart”, fully embrace and cinematically endorse the idea of a revolution against tyranny. The main character literally screams on screen the message of the film as he prepares for death. There are countless films based on personal and globally waged wars that have been created in the name of …show more content…

Almost every demographic, minority, religious group have had their independence oppressed. African Americans, one the most notoriously persecuted people, used poems and stories in order to tell the plights of their anguish, and the struggle to maintain inner strength to persevere. “The caged bird sings, with a fearful trill, of things unknown, but longed for still, and his tune is heard, on the distant hill, for the caged bird, sings of freedom.” (Angelou, Caged Bird). The battle and struggle to combat oppression whether it is slavery, or genocide reverberates in the pages they have been documented on. The Diary of Anne Frank, a widely famous diary of a young girl who lived in hiding. Her perspective is the actual events that thousands of people suffered throughout this time. All these collected works, and poems are tangible evidence that people have always desired personal

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