Groupthink in the Cave: A New Perspective on The Matrix
While analyses of the movie The Matrix abound, the authors propose a new perspective, particularly useful in the current polarized political milieu in the US. The Matrix provides an excellent example of the phenomenon known as “groupthink,” and a pedagogically helpful way to address it. It is especially significant that the hero of the movie, with whom students identify, has to struggle to overcome groupthink within himself.
Salsbery, Kelly and Smith, Anne Collins, "Groupthink in the Cave: A New Perspective on The Matrix" (2019). Faculty Publications. 6.
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