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Christian Laskie Plato's Cave Paper
Christian Laskie [email@example.com]
Sent: Thursday, March 02, 2017 4:06 PM
February 1, 2017
Plato’s Cave and The Truman Show
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.
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…
a fake life? This is a reality for one man. Truman is living in a tv show surrounded by actors. He is the only one left in the dark about his fake life. Truman has a wife and a normal job. He has a best friend and dreams for the future. Truman is an ordinary man, the only difference is his life has been broadcasted since he was born. This show is morally wrong and Truman is living in a dystopia.
Bureaucratic control is part of why this society is dystopian. The producers of the show have the…
Hydrangea is a short film that shows the contrast between a perfect life on TV and what actually happens when the cameras are off.
Sometimes when we watch a TV show or even a commercial, it can be easy to forget that the people acting on screen aren't the people we're seeing. With every situation fabricated and every reaction scripted and the actors given chance after chance to react perfectly, the audience can see a presentation of reality that simply isn't true. Each actor has a life outside…
entire world all the time. The main character of the show is Truman, who doesn’t know that his life is fake and everybody else are actors, even his parents and wife. Truman was adopted by the film company right after he was born, they raised him in the studio and since the town is surrounded by water, they made Truman hydrophobic by drawing his fake father to let…
1985. Brazil was released on the 1st of December 1985, and directed by Terry Gilliam. In the movie Brazil 1985, Sam Lowry escapes the monotony of his daily life by daydreaming. Where he sees himself as a hero who tries to save a beautiful damsel. For some work reasons, investigating a case that led to the arrest and death of an innocent man instead of the right terrorist called Harry. Sam meets the same beautiful damsel of his day dreaming and tries to help her. In the Truman Show and Brazil…
Sir Thomas More once defined a utopia as an imagined place or state of things in which everything is perfect. The Truman Show depicts the life of Truman Burbank in an effort to satisfy Christof the director’s vision of a perfect community. Of course though utopia is only desirable if everyone living there shares the same definition of perfection and it's evident throughout the movie that utopia just isn’t the word to describe Seahaven Island. More like a dystopia considering the fact that…
an empiricist’s lens, Truman’s world is real. Empiricism is the theory that everything humans know is derived from sensory experience. John Locke believed that humans are born as a blank slate or ‘tabula rasa’ and confuted the ideas of intuition and innate knowledge. To Truman, the world is real as he has never experienced life outside of the studio from birth. The film supports the ‘tabula rasa’ concept as Truman accepts the world he lives in, as he knows no different. Producer Christof…
The 1998 film The Truman Show is about Truman Burbank, who lives in an idealized, artificial world, figuring out that his whole life has been constructed to entertain a television audience. Truman, his whole life, believes he is living with the truth on his home on Seahaven Island; this belief is certainly reasonable, as this life was all he has ever known. However, after the sighting of his thought-to-be dead father and other strange events, Truman can conclude that this world is not real, or…
The World’s Stage: Limited Performers
To be accepted in society, one must abandon part of their authenticity and experience loneliness. The Poser and The Truman Show examine the themes of authenticity and loneliness. Similarly, loneliness is portrayed by both protagonists, Giovanni and Truman, and their need for genuine companionship. However, the delineation of authenticity differs as Giovanni performs the personas of others, while Truman puts up self made personas. Nevertheless, the two works…
To be accepted in society, one must abandon part of their authenticity and experience loneliness. The Poser and The Truman Show examine the themes of authenticity and loneliness. Similarly, loneliness is portrayed by both protagonists, Giovanni and Truman, and their need for genuine companionship. However, the delineation of authenticity differs as Giovanni performs the personas of others, while Truman puts up self made personas. Nevertheless, the two works still illustrate a similar concept in…