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Neo Symbolizes Jesus In The Movie The Matrix

Throughout the movie The Matrix, there are many comparisons that can be made between the character of Neo and Jesus Christ.First off is the overlying story of this movie. The story begins that when the Matrix wasfirst constructed there was a man born inside who was able to control and change whatever he wanted.This man set many free from the Matrix and taught the truth to those whom he freed. After his death, it was prophesized than he would have a second coming and on his return would destroy evil and set the human race free, sound familiar?According to the Bible, Jesus was born on Earth and taught truth and light to his followers, much as this man had taught the truth of the Matrix to his followers. The Bible also goes on to say that after Jesus died, he rose from the dead and ascended into Heaven and remains there until his second coming.During the second coming of Jesus, he will defeat evil forever and set all those which believe in him free and give them everlasting life. It is my hope, that I can demonstrate with many examples that the directors and writers of this film intended Neo to symbolize Jesus Christ.
In the beginning of the movie, we find Neo asleep at his computer desk at home. A few seconds after the scene begins Neo hears a knock at his door and opens it to discover five individuals which he has done some illegal work for.After exchanging money for a computer disk, one of the five individuals exclaims to Neo, "Halleluiah're my savior man. My own personal Jesus Christ." This early in the movie, we pay little attention to those choice of words, but later on it becomes apparent that Neo is indeed that individuals own personal Jesus Christ.
During the training mission in which Neo fights Morpheus, Neo begins to speed up his assault on Morpheus to which the observing character "Mouse" comments, "Jesus Christ…..he's fast".This statement stood out to me bec…


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