Friday, September 21, 2007

The Red One or The Blue One

Moepheus begins by describing Neo’s plight as similar to Alice falling down the rabbit hole in Lewis Carroll’s story. He comments that Neo has the look of one who accepts only what he sees because he is in a dream and about to awaken, which is why they brought him here. It is his chance to learn what the Matrix is; Morpheus asks if he wants to know.

Neo nods slowly, but without hesitation, as if realizing that this is a turning point in his life, marking a change forever. Morpheus explains: “The Matrix is everywhere. It is all around us, even now in this very room. You can see it when you look out your window, or when you turn on your television. You can feel it when you go to work, when you go to church, when you pay your taxes. It is the world that has been pulled over your eyes to blind you to the truth.”

Neo inquires as to what truth Morpheus is referring to.

“That you are a slave, Neo. Like everyone else, you were born into bondage, born into a prison that you cannot smell or taste or touch. A prison for your mind.”

Moepheus opens a small silver box, takes out two pills from it, and informs Neo that mere description is not enough; that he must see it for himself to understand. Morpheus the leans forward, with a pill in each hand.

“This is your last chance. After this, there is no going back. You take the blue pill, the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to. You take the red pill, you stay in Wonderland, and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes.”

After having watched the Matrix Trilogy Movies by the Watchowski brothers and knowing what you know now, if you are Neo which pill will you choose: The blue one or the red one?


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Blogger pearlie said...

Hmm ... difficult question. I did think about it after watching the movie back then, but I don't think I had any conclusion. Now that I think about it, I think I will take the blue pill.

11:42 PM  
Blogger Passionista said...


always red.

4:49 PM  
Blogger Alex Tang said...

hi pearlie and passionista,
blue and red pills. Interesting choices.

2:03 AM  

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