The Truman Show: The Perfect World Of The Real World

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Truman was the first child to be legally bought by a company, he grew up in a fake world of Sea Haven, never new anything different, un aware he was controlled by the director’s actions. Truman was not accustomed to this ‘fake world’ thinking everything was normal and he was in his own perfect world. until some surprising circumstances in certain episodes that distracted Truman from the fake world. Truman started to construct there were some curious events that made him believe there was something different with the world he was living in. Even though Truman thought he controlled his actions and what he did on a daily basis, he was the one getting controlled, certain actions were set up for the show’s ratings and beneficial factors. But is …show more content…
Christoph goes to say, “I have given Truman the chance to lead a normal life, the world the place you live in, is the sick place, Sea Haven is the way the world should be” (The Truman Show: 64 minutes-45 seconds) Christoph really believes he has given Truman a great life with no serious problems and has saved Truman from the “sick place” (The real world). Everyday problems that we in the real world worry about doesn’t often occupy and stress out Truman. The same things occur every day of every week, he talks to the same people and works at the same job with no major issues. Once again a certain part of the Truman Show really highlights how happy Truman is, compared to the real world. Although his life’s seems like the ultimate utopia and nothing goes wrong, Truman is very spoilt. Truman has had everything done for him, never had to work hard for anything. On the other hand, what occurs when you put Truman in a real life situation or problem, he wouldn’t have the knowledge/understanding of the situation where he would have to think for himself and figure his way out of a problem. So can this ultimate utopia meaning the perfect world be a world at all when he doesn’t learn from his mistakes. A person is defined by their mistakes, accomplishments and by their beliefs which Truman can’t control, the only fault in his life is when …show more content…
Even though what he says and does through his actions is from himself, those thoughts and actions are engineered by Christoph and what scene he is creating/directing. A great example that’s shows this place is a jail is where Truman is trying to find a trip to Fiji, the cast thinks of every single way to get him to stay in Sea Haven with Christoph directing. After all the trouble, Truman physically tries to leave and ‘kidnaps’ his wife that he doesn’t love (The Truman Show: 41:00). Sea Haven is representing a jail when Christoph says “When Truman grew up, we were forced to manufacture ways to keep him on the island” This quote here by Christoph highlights how much of a prison Sea Haven really is, having to “manufacture ways to keep him on the island” (The Truman Show: 1:01:34). The fact he has to physically plan and pursue a secretive move to get off the island (when he gets out to sea on the sail boat), an escape plan further makes the realisation that Sea Haven isn’t a perfect world and is in fact a jail. Every decision and thought is made for him; he has no choice in what he does and cannot control his own actions, even in his own love life. Truman clearly had an interest in Laura, suddenly Meryl falls into his arms. Even while Truman in the presence of Meryl, Laura is still in constant thoughts of Truman. Christoph forces

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