This essay is about how archetypes are effectively used for different characters throughout the movie, "The Matrix".

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Literature broadly uses the quest archetype and the hero's journey which leads to success. This quest is a journey in which the hero or heroine takes along with the people who help him or her achieve accomplishment. Individuals can conquer any challenge as long as they have complete faith in their abilities. This can be seen in the characters of the movie The Matrix. Morpheus is the wise man and leader with a vision, who provides the direction to everyone. Trinity is the good woman and an enabler who makes sure everything runs efficiently. Neo is the hero and the thinker with the imagination to think about what can be done.

Morpheus has complete faith in himself and knows that he can lead anyone in the right direction. He helps Neo in the quest of fighting The Matrix. Morpheus gives Neo the choice to come with him to find the truth or to stay in The Matrix and live a deceitful life.

Morpheus says that one pill will 'let [him] stay in Wonderland and see how deep the rabbit takes [him]' (The Matrix, 1999) and the other pill will make his life go back to normal. Morpheus, being the leader, prepares Neo to fight The Matrix by helping him through specialised computer programs. This enables and helps one to complete a difficult task. When Morpheus and Neo are fighting in the kung-fu program, Morpheus says, "What are you waiting for? You're faster than this. Don't think you are, know you are. Come on. Stop trying to hit me and hit me" (The Matrix, 1999). Morpheus urges Neo to move on and helps him improve. Therefore, Neo prepares to fight The Matrix. Morpheus also takes Neo to the Oracle to help him overcome...