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
– Christian Allegories

FAQ 1
– These Frequently Asked Questions have no definite answers

FAQ 2
– These Frequently Asked Questions have definite answers

Foreshadowing
– Moments in the films that allude to future events

Literary
– References that were inspired by literature

Little Details
– References based on items and other features

Names
– Characters, places, and more

Numbers
– Symbolism based on numbers

Religious
– Religious Allegories

Messiah and the Matrix
– Guest Essay – Thursday, January 24, 2002

Philosophy of The Matrix
– Guest Essay – Tuesday, May 22, 2002