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more deeply to things like television sitcoms, music videos, virtual reality games, or Disneyland, things that merely simulate reality, which in effect creates an overall “simulacrum.” Baudrillard argues that in a postmodern culture dominated by TV, films, news media, and the Internet, the whole idea of a true or a false copy of something has been destroyed: all we have now are simulations of reality, which aren't any more or less "real" than the reality they simulate. Objective: For this summative, you will…. Type a 2 page essay (500 words) answering the following 3 questions related to Jean Baudrillard’s theory of reality, The Matrix, and our post- modern world Your essay will be double-spaced in 12-point font. 1) How did the plot, characters (Neo, Morpheus, Trinity, etc.) and action/conflict in the movie The Matrix highlight Jean Baudrillard’s argument that reality is an illusion and that we are stuck inside a simulation of reality?
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  • Fall '19
  • Postmodernism, Jean Baudrillard, Hyperreality, Simulacra and Simulation, Simulated reality

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