June 22, 2004
The train in 'tween leads Trin mainly to her man


The Matrix 101 has part 2 of Stephen Faller's article series on feminist themes and symbolism in the Matrix Trilogy.

"It could be argued, in fact, that Trinity is a neo-Pygmalion (no pun intended). Pygmalion is the story of a woman who is created around the personality of a man, by him, and for his enjoyment. Maybe this is Trinity -- not that she was created by Neo, but that maybe she represents the new ideal of how nerds like their women. Are her qualities really hers, or does she represent the epitome of what nerds really desire? She knows her computers. She’s physically fit. She’s lusty and aggressive about satisfying her desire. She resorts to violence to solve her problems (in that she’s more concrete than emotional in problem-solving). She’s jealous. And she’s devoted."

Click the quote to go read the whole piece.

TheMatrix101.com has all kinds of interesting reading. Definitely worth checking out.

red pill | from inside the mind of krix at June 22, 2004 03:58 PM .

quote from the text:

"she’s not the only woman with that constellation of attributes...she has taken full responsibility for who she is"

...run for your life LOL!

Posted by: shelz on June 22, 2004 08:46 PM

...but violence? No...

...kitties! LOL!

Posted by: shelz on June 22, 2004 08:49 PM

i read this whole article earlier and then went to the gy@#$m!! seriously though.... trinity truely merits further discussion... i kind of always thought of her as a cool queen of spades...but what is a trinity or the trinity... a triangle in 1 dimension in 3 a pyramid...large subject...working on this one some more...

Posted by: wanda on June 22, 2004 09:36 PM

i think i've got it... trinity and neo represent a balance of energy, force and substance OR divine consciousness in purpose/power/will, love/wisdom and matter/substance in manifestation in the matrix....and also above and free of the time and space of the matrix(the position which the soul occupys) they co-exist, they co-operate....male and female created He them...

to me there is heavy meditation symbology in the entire trilogy....

neo and trinity(conscious balanced soul) are in a ship(the concrete mind) barraged with squid thingys(negative thoughts, concrete thoughts, with downward intention) they need to focus to neo says go up(higher ground in the mind - less formation of thought, more freely flowing ideas, concepts) trinity has the organic experience of seeing/visualizing the sun - glory, beauty, the true source of life itself God or Christ if you will, or abstract mind) kind of like a promised land experience... and now she knows and brings that knowledge back with her.

ya know, i'm just rambling... forgive me for typing up space!!!!! xoxoxoxoxoxoxxo

Posted by: wanda on June 22, 2004 10:28 PM

I'm going to have to read this whole article, because just reading the quote "represents the new ideal of how nerds like their women" kinda steamed me... I love Trinity, as a female I thought she was more what women considered a heroic role model--this woman, anyway.

And wanda, I loved your musings above! I think the way you do, but I have a lot of trouble expressing it--I'm all emotion and intuition on that Myers-Briggs thing...

Posted by: Nudel on June 23, 2004 04:52 AM

*stumbles in, looks around, blinks*

Posted by: Tabitha on June 23, 2004 05:44 AM

ENTJ...but used to be ENFP...what happened here? I don't know, but whatever it was, it took 10 years LOL!

Posted by: shelz on June 23, 2004 10:30 AM
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