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Comparing "The Matrix" to "The Catcher in the Rye"

Summary: Essay is a comparison between the movie "The Matrix" directed by Larry and Andy Wachowski and the novel "The Catcher in the Rye" by J.D. Salinger.
What is the Matrix? The movie simply describes it as a dream world for people to live in without any knowledge of the truth. What is reality for Holden Caulfield? He believes there is a sense of a lack of reality since society is filled with a bunch of phonies. In believing this, you can also say Holden is living in a dream world where people live in without any knowledge of the truth. Thus, Temporal confusion plays a significant role in both J.D. Salinger's Catcher in the Rye and the Wachowski brothers The Matrix.

Holden is a cynical 16/17-year-old boy living in a world hidden from the truth. He believes he knows the truth and everyone else has impaired judgement and acts in a "phony" type manner. When you think about this, Holden is like Morpheus. Both know the...

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