Watch the either the first segment from the film “The Matrix” that is provided b
Watch the either the first segment from the film “The Matrix” that is provided below (or the three smaller ones — each one is less than 5 minutes long). Then, utilize ten of the following divination terms to analyze the film segment: inspirational, noninspirational, fortuitous, deliberate, oneiromancy, presentiments, necromancy, omens, ornithomancy, apantomancy, haruspication, scapulimancy, aleuromancy, dowsing, graphology, palmistry, prenology, tasseography, prophecy, possession, oneiromancy, or ordeals. Make sure to include a very brief definition of the words you select to analyze the film so that I can be sure you know what they mean. Please also underline each of the ten terms to make grading easier. Remember that you can use negative statements such as “the scene does not portray ____, which is defined as _____.” HINT: handing someone a cookie may be an act of magic, but it is not the same as reading the future in flour.
Do you believe in a soul or life force? If so, what do you think will happen to it after you die? Will the death ritual your loved ones perform have something to do with what happens to your soul? Briefly explain your answer AND compare and contrast your beliefs to two of the other cultures’ ideas about the soul (you can select which two but just be clear as to which two you are selecting).
OR, if you do not believe in a soul, discuss the case of the Guatemalan family in the article “The Cremated Catholic.” Why was it so important for them to receive their son’s body intact? Compare and contrast the rural Guatemalans’ ideas of the soul and its relationships to the correct performance of death rituals with those that the article describes as being held by the leadership of the Catholic Church.