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    Peter Weir’s 1998 film, The Truman Show, explores a variety of themes, but the one that will be followed throughout the paper is simulation and simulacrum, which is seen through the filming techniques. This paper will also explore the Psychoanalytic theory through the character Truman Burbank and his day-to-day routine and lifestyle. Truman exemplifies the true qualities of the Psychoanalytic theory through his reactions towards the people around him. In the film The Truman Show, Truman Burbank slowly comes to a realization that his entire life has been fictitious in facilitation of a reality television program. Truman has lived his life in the idealized town of Seahaven, and is genuinely oblivious that the entire town existed within a television studio, and that he is the main character of a 24-hour reality TV show known as “The Truman Show”. From the beginning of the film, we see Truman living a regular lifestyle along with those around him through the viewers of the television show’s point of view. While those around him are actors, the attention of the film focuses solely on Truman. The scene at the beginning of the film that alerts Truman that things are out of the ordinary is when he believes he saw his father, as his father had died in a storm while fishing. His “father” was dragged away from coming in contact with Truman because he was not a part of the film and was never scripted. No matter where he looks, Truman feels that he is either being watched or followed.…

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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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    Truman Moral Development

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    Life’s What You Make It Life is filled with countless opportunities that will more or less make or break the pathway to humanity. Sometimes an individual may question his or her values and beliefs because society does not idolize them, but that does not mean they are not true. In order to live a good life one must have their own free will to make decisions and put meaning in their own life. Also, when thinking about what it means to live a good life, maintaining social order becomes…

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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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    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…

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    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…

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    The Truman Show

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    The Truman Show (1998) directed by Peter Weir follows Truman Burbank, a man who has spent his life in a television set where his decisions are controlled by producer Christof. The Truman Show raises the question ‘Is the world within The Truman Show an illusion or does it have some reality?’ This is an epistemological issue as it is relating to the theory of knowledge and more specifically, the knowledge of reality. As epistemology is a branch of philosophy, this question is a philosophical…

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    In the 1998 film, The Truman Show, featuring Jim Carrey as the main protagonist, it poses philosophical questions pertaining to Plato’s allegory of the cave found in The Republic. The main character of a fictional television show was Truman Burbank who lived in an alternate reality that was actually a television set that he perceived to be real. From his birth, to early childhood, teenage years, and adult life, Truman has been filmed 24 hours a day, seven days a week, through a television…

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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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