Similarities Between the Worlds of The Matrix and Sheri S. Tepper's Novel, Beauty

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Similarities Between the Worlds of The Matrix and Sheri S. Tepper's Novel, Beauty

Similarities Between the Worlds of The Matrix and Beauty In the novel, Beauty, by Sheri S. Tepper, the main character Beauty travels through time and visits many futuristic worlds similar to those in the film The Matrix. The novel Beauty is a novel from the science fiction genre and is the story of Beauty's life. Throughout her life she experiences many abnormal places and travels. The novels different lands and the predictions it gives for our future are very much similar to the worlds and the future world in the movie The Matrix. There are three main similarities between the novel Beauty and the film The Matrix. The twenty-first century in the novel Beauty is very similar to the "real world" in the movie The Matrix. Beauty also visits a fairyland because she is half fairy. This fairyland is also very similar to the "real world" in the film The Matrix. Lastly, the time travel that Beauty experiences is very similar to the travel the Neo, the main character in The Matrix, does through the Matrix in the movie. These are the three main similarities between the novel Beauty and the film The Matrix.

The twenty-first Century in the novel Beauty is very similar to the "real world" featured in the movie The Matrix. As stated before, the main character in the novel is half fairy. Beauty discovers this when she is sixteen years old. Throughout the beginning of the novel she believed her mother to be dead, but when she is sixteen she discovers that her mother is a fairy and lives in a fairyland. Her father and her aunts had been false to her all her life because they were ashamed of her fairy roots. Soon after she discovers this she travels through time to the twenty-first Century. When she travels to this future time she discovers it is uglier than anyone could have imagined. This world described in the novel is extremely similar to the real world described in the movie The Matrix. In this future there are no trees, animals, or sky. All of these things have been destroyed. In Beauty they live underground in tiny cells where all they have are the essentials needed to survive. In the film The Matrix they live in a ship where the earth has been destroyed as well.

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