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    the spotlight that fell from the artificial night sky constellation that almost hit him. Thus, this alerts Truman to noticing something else out of the ordinary, which prompts him to act abnormal. To say the least, Truman, compared to the others, is always on his toes. Those around him act like nothing is wrong while Truman continues to rage. This brings us to the claim dealing with simulation versus simulacrum. Simulation is defined as “the action or practice of simulating, with an intent to deceive,” whereas simulacrum is “a material image, made as a representation of some deity, person, or thing” (Sandoz). In simpler terms, simulacra can be seen as something fake while simulation is something that is real. The producer of the film “work[ed] from the idea of Seahaven as a ‘simulacrum’, it becomes quite obvious that the filmmakers behind “The Truman Show” were very interested in the nature of simulation and it’s [sic] effects on Truman, the actors who play his family and friends, the TV show’s audience, and us – the film’s audience” (Cowles 4) are given the opportunity to see the “real” and “fake” world of Truman. The actors have to put on a persona acting like someone they are not for a long period of time. The Baudrillard reading infers that “the simulacrum, (Seahaven), is ‘the reflection of a profound reality’. The studio is designed to reflect a realistic fictional town, a reflection of the reality of an idyllic American town. In the second phase, the simulacrum ‘masks…

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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…

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    Truman is better off making the choice to leave the constructed reality because he deserves a life just like any other human being. Christof taking Truman when he was a baby and putting him in this constructed reality was cruel and out of his decision. At the end when Christof was trying to persuade Truman to stay at his constructed reality he made it seem as a utopia place when in reality it isn’t because his whole life was a lie. Christof would have done anything to keep Truman in that…

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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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    “. . . Those who are without education and experience of truth would never be adequate stewards of a city”. Socrates’ regime in Plato’s Republic would permit the watching of The Truman Show because it is beneficial to one’s soul in two main ways. Firstly, a viewing of this movie illuminates a world that would otherwise be lost in the darkness of ignorance; and, secondly, an understanding of the movie can give sustenance to the calculative part of the viewer’s soul. Some may argue that Socrates’…

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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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    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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    The main character Truman Burbank lives happily in a small town, surrounded by water called Seahaven. He lives in happy life with a good job and kind wife until he starts to suspect that his life is a fake. The town Seahaven is a extremely big hollywood studio, which can be seen from space, where the world’s most famous reality show is recorded, The Truman Show is broadcasted to the entire world all the time. The main character of the show is Truman, who doesn’t know that his life is fake and…

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