Personal Narrative

Personal Narrative

Hero's Journey Analysis of Matrix: Name: Dominick Robinson Date:5/15/2000

For Thomas A. Anderson, his ordinary world is ironically, a computer-simulated world, known as The Matrix. The real world is only a fake but the adventure world is real. By day, Thomas Anderson works as a computer programmer for a software company called Metacortex. By night, he is a computer hacker for hire known as Neo. In the simulated world, Thomas seems very bored and he doesn't care much about his job. He is always late for work and almost risks losing his job. The only thing that seems to be on his mind is his search for the truth. The answer of the question: "What is the matrix?" Ironically, when Thomas is in the unreal, simulated world, he uses mostly his real name, Thomas Anderson. Only as a hacker is he known as Neo. When he exits the matrix and enters the real world, he is known as Neo. There are more than one calls to the quest in this film. There is a minor call and a major call. The minor call would be when Neo receives a message on his computer stating: "Matrix has you follow the white rabbit". Later, when some customers Neo has worked for come to pick up hacked goods, he is invited to join them. At first, he is reluctant but when he sees a white rabbit on one of them, he decides to go. When he gets the bar where they were headed, he meets with Trinity, a woman who later becomes an ally. She warns him that "they" are watching him. She tells him that there is a man who has the answer to his search for the truth.The major call to adventure happens to Neo when he is at work in the morning. He receives a phone call that warns him that "they" are coming for him. At this point in the movie, we, the audience is not sure who "they" are but we know they are the enemies. The person who calls Neo is Morpheus, who Neo later meets. Morpheus tells Neo what to do step by step. He tells Neo how to escape being caught. Neo escapes his cubicle just barely before the enemy gets there. He...

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