Thursday, February 22, 2007

mythology and "The Matrix"

I'll be watching "The Matrix" with my students today. Instead of Greek food, which I'm too tired to even think of making, I'll be whipping up chili cheese dogs for the ladies, who will also be bringing goodies. I'm hoping we'll be able to have a fruitful discussion about various religious tropes in the movie; the focus will be on Greco-Roman thought (the Oracle, Plato's cave, etc.), but we'll also be tackling other religions: Judaism, Christianity, Buddhism, and Hinduism. If I can slip in a discussion of fate, that'll be cool.

After today... one more party, then I'm on break for a week or so.


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