Thursday, May 22, 2003

Morpheus speech - rewrite

Morpheus: Zion! Hear me! It is true, what many of you have heard. The machines have gathered an army, and as I speak that army is drawing nearer to our home. Believe me when I say we have a difficult time ahead of us. But if we are to be prepared for it, we must first shed our fear of it! I stand here before you now, truthfully unafraid. Why? Because I believe something you do not? No! I stand here without ear because I remember. I remember that I am here not because of the path that lies before me, but because of the path that lies behind me! I remember that for 100 years we have fought these machines. I remember that for 100 years they have send their armies to destroy us. And after a century of war, I remember that which matters most. We are still here! Tonight let us send a message to that army. Tonight let us shake this cave! Tonight let us tremble these halls of earth, steel, and stone! Let us be heard from red core to black sky. Tonight, let us make them remember. This is Zion! And we are not afraid!


Morpheus: Zion!

The dancing people give him their attention.

Morpheus: I'll get right to the point. You've probably heard the rumor. The machines are coming for us. The final fight is days away. It's not a secret anymore. The rumor is true. You people already know that. But you're still dancing. At a time like this? If the machines could see you now ... This is completely illogical! (shouts) You people must be out of your minds! I am, too. (laughs)

The crowd shares his laugh.

Morpheus: The machines will never understand. That's what makes us different. That's why we fight. That's why we'll win. Keep dancing!

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