The Matrix And The Truman Show Analysis

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The realization of truth can hurt one’s feelings for a short period of time, however, the magnitude of the agony of a lie can hurt oneself in the long run. The denial of truth and reality is used by one’s self-interest to protect and retain their dreams and illusions from being destroyed. The protagonists in the movies “The Matrix” and the “The Truman Show” perceive who they truly are and realize their purpose in life because they choose to discover the truth rather than accepting a delusion. In “The Matrix”, Neo chooses to take the red pill of truth rather than the blue pill of ignorance, leaving him with no regrets in the end. In “The Truman Show”, Truman decides to figure out the abnormality of his reality because he feels that something …show more content…
Not knowing everything is a necessary aspect of life as it protects people from being hurt. This is because people believe that truth is a factor of causing pain, as sometimes the truth can hurt. There is also the fact that ignorance creates much of our entertainment, such as not knowing the plot of a movie or a book. The general idea is that being ignorant allows people to think however they want and create their own ideas and theories in their head. As well as the belief that being ignorant will bring more joy to one's life because it leaves room for more discovery and wonders in one’s life. Now a non-believer in blissful ignorance would have no problem in contradicting all of that. Blissful ignorance will argue that it gives freedom to think and make choices based on desire, however, a non-believer of blissful ignorance would say ignorance is a deception to create unrealistic and false ideas. It is also apparent that ignorance provides joy because it allows one to have wondered and discovered new things. However, truth can be seen as a beneficial choice because it brings satisfaction and a true sense of reality into

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