Symbolism, Philosophy and Allegory
The Many Meanings of the Matrix
– Tuesday, July 20, 2004
Ken Jennings interviews Larry Wachowski
The Matrix Unfolded
Question: There are quite a few hidden messages in the movie that I notice the more I watch it. Can you tell me about how many there are?
Wachowski Bros: There are more than you’ll ever know.
-Information compiled from multiple viewings, newsgroup discussion, and other internet sources. Thanks to everyone for the input!
-The answers given below may or may not be the ‘right’ ones (but try not to think of it as right or wrong…)
-Direct quotes written by FAQ contributors other than me appear within << >> marks. Quotes from the movie/screenplay or informational websites appear within ” ” marks.
– Christian Allegories
– These Frequently Asked Questions have no definite answers
– These Frequently Asked Questions have definite answers
– Moments in the films that allude to future events
– References that were inspired by literature
– References based on items and other features
– Characters, places, and more
– Symbolism based on numbers
– Religious Allegories
Messiah and the Matrix
– Guest Essay – Thursday, January 24, 2002
Philosophy of The Matrix
– Guest Essay – Tuesday, May 22, 2002