Wachowskis’ “The Matrix” – A Mystical Modern Midrash
The Matrix is a movie which, by design, is laden with religious symbolism. For this reason it has drawn the attention of philosophers and religionists from all quarters who use it to describe otherwise difficult and esoteric ideas. The movie touches upon fundamental issues such as faith, miracles, multiple worlds, desire, redemption, truth and falsehood. It is a movie which deals with the ultimate questions of man’s existence: “What is this world?”; and more importantly: “What are we doing here?” In the words of the movie’s heroine: “It’s the question that drives us.” It is the question that we seek to explore herein.