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The Matrix is a film which follows the structure of a traditional quest story However the composers have appropriated elements of this structure to suit a contemporary audience by considering the views and values of our present culture In making these adjustments to elements of the traditional heroquest story the film is more appealing and thus more accessible to a wide and varied audience The context of the movie is a world in which technology computers in particular have become highly influential and is based on the premise that power is the centre of our existence Thus it can be said that the voice of this film is a dominant one as the theory of reliance on technology is one which has been widely acknowledged and accepted in society in recent decades Undoubtedly the hero in the story is a computer programmer by the name of Neo troubled by one specific concept - what is The Matrix His mentor in discovering the answer to this question is Morpheus Morpheus is an instiller of knowledge and more like a father figure than a leader to Neo He offers Neo the knowledge into the true state of his existence and Neo soon learns it is a world known as The Matrix which is really just an elaborate computer program constructed by artificial intelligence AI AI cultivate their own humans and control their minds to use them as generators of energy for the real world a wasteland devastated by war Those living in The Matrix are completely unaware of their true purpose and false reality In turn Neo chooses to embark on a quest to pursue his true identity to attain the truth and to liberate humanity from the bondage that is The Matrix In considering this it is evident in some aspects of the film the voice evolves from a dominant one to a dissonant voice This is due to the idea the composer is trying
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