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    Reply Reply All Forward Move Delete Close Previous Item Next Item Close Christian Laskie Plato's Cave Paper Christian Laskie [christian.laskie@apps.schoolcraft.edu] Sent: Thursday, March 02, 2017 4:06 PM To: Jesse Mileo Christian Laskie Professor Mileo Philosophy February 1, 2017 Plato’s Cave and The Truman Show Have you ever questioned your reality and if anything is beyond it? This is a question humans often struggle with because it questions whether or not we are actually free and also ponders what is real and what is not. Are we all pawns on a selected path or are we free to unlock all of the world's mysteries? We naturally like to think we are but for all we know our own ignorance could be preventing us from the answers we seek. The famous philosopher Plato hoped to help people reach their own conclusions when he presented the Allegory of the Cave. The Allegory of the Cave was a story designed to show people the possibility that they could be living in their own reality and that they could be blocking out the truths of the world. There are also various movies that show examples of a Plato’s Cave such as the Truman Show but in order to understand the similarities between the two we have to dissect both separately first. Starting with Plato’s cave or The Allegory of the Cave we have to understand the story. The first part of the story deals with prisoners since birth who are chained so they can't move or turn their heads. All they are allowed to see are…

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    The search for the real world is never fulfilled until it has been experienced by the individual. The modification in the surrounding and the environment one is born into is never easy to change because they are more comfortable in that situation. Similar scenarios have been depicted in Allegory of the cave and The Truman show. Allegory of the cave is a theory of Plato, who is a well-known philosopher in human perception. The theory talks about the disputable idea which many do not understand.…

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    Is privacy a thing of the past? Has communicating over the internet replaced human connection? Mae, the protagonist in the Dave Eggers novel The Circle, discovers how different her life can be without privacy after beginning work for the large internet company the Circle. Truman, of Peter Weir’s The Truman Show, a man whose whole life has been set up, captured and broadcast for the whole world to see, also discovers his lack of privacy and tries to put an end to it. Mae does not find her life to…

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    viewing of this movie as it is allows a certain sort of pleasure to enter into the city that can ultimately deteriorate from the good of the soul. The first reason why a viewing of The Truman Show would be permitted in Socrates’ regime is that it illuminates a world that would otherwise be lost in the darkness of ignorance. This ignorance is not of the stereotypical haughty, arrogant man, but of one that is not educated. In The Truman Show, Truman Burbank is ignorant of what is going on around…

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    In the movie, The Truman Show, a lot of the main concepts were shown throughout the entire movie. One concept that was shown was the Allegory of the Cave by Plato. The movie uses the allegory to start the basis of the movie. Another main thing is the perception of things and how they can be manipulated. Lastly, the movie talks about the nature of reality on if a person’s reality is true or fake. All these concepts were used to show just how much you can affect a person’s “reality” from birth…

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    The Crucible Act 2 Summary

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    1- “There is nothing fake about Truman himself” the film starts with a man speaks about Truman, the man is wearing circled glasses and has sky blue eyes. IT’s a tv show and a lifestyle. A woman says that when she’s asked whether she has a private life or not. 2- Truman speaks to himself in the bathroom looking at the mirror. 3- he walks out of his house says “Good Morning to people around and good evening and good night” in case he wasn’t around when it happens. 4- Beethoven playing in the…

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    The Truman Show is about reality and manipulation. Peter Weir shows that we accept the reality (to a certain point) of the world with which we’re presented. Starting in the womb, Truman was broadcast to millions of people. At one point in the movie, Truman looks back on pictures from his past. The audience can clearly tell that they are edited and he even is in a clown costume. That is symbolism of how they are exposing him and taking advantage of him. Just a clown in a cage, oblivious to what…

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    In high school, he fell in love with a girl named Sylvia. She was against the concept of The Truman Show and began to tell him the truth about the world he was living in but before she was able to explain everything, she was forcefully taken away and exiled from the show. Truman never forgot her and years later when he observed the stage light fall from the sky, the elevator with no back wall, the pedestrians on the loop around the block and began to realize that something was going on he…

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    In the movie, The Truman Show, a lot of the main concepts were shown throughout the entire movie. One concept that was shown was the Allegory of the Cave by Plato. The movie uses the allegory to start the basis of the movie. Another main thing is the perception of things and how they can be manipulated. Lastly, the movie talks about the nature of reality on if a person’s reality is true or fake. All these concepts were used to show just how much you can affect a person’s “reality” from birth…

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    Do you know who John Edward is? In case you don’t— he’s a medium. Do you know who Doctor Oz is? I’m willing to bet that you do. Do you know what these two have in common? No? Well, to put it bluntly and in the most basic terms I can; they both hosted popular TV shows where they deceived their audience members. That’s not to say they’re both bad people. In fact, one of these men is earnestly trying to help people and make them feel better (the other… is John Edward). Jokes aside, John Edward…

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