Truman is a happy person who lives the life of a well put together American.
The Truman Show is a satirical commentary and talks about how the media is a large influence in our lives. In both the novel and film it shows how drug or substance abuse must be enforced to pacify and conditioning are used a means to control the subject or subjects The Allegory Of The Cave, By M.
But, everything is not what it seems, Truman is being controlled by a television company that has been watching him his whole life. The gross over-exaggeration of the merchandise in the show exhibits how used to commercialization and objectification the public is. In both situations the individual is trapped and unable to escape his or her surrounding environment Truman believes that he is simply leading a normal life, because the director and all of the actors on the show work hard to make it seem like reality, to make the show as realistic as possible to fool Truman.
Both fictional stories help us understand where we need to set boundaries in our lives and how to work in harmony with others. V style film by director and film-maker Peter Weir. Look, Truman, I'm not allowed to talk to you. That is the life of Truman Burbank, who was born and raised on a set his entire life without any knowledge of it. Similarly, when he hears the production walkie-talkies over his car radio identifying his exact location, he pushes the limits of his suspicion, leading "The Truman Show" crew scrambling to keep up the artifice. He learns that everyone and everything he thinks he knows is actually a part of a giant television studio designed to record his life.
It brings up several issues all of which I have commented on in this essay. Reality television, such as portrayed in The Truman Show, is ultimately the apotheosis of capitalist society. Niccol, including last years "Gatttaca," a similarly themed tale, Niccol delivers optimism and affection for the human condition. The story also gives the reader insight to the innocent family of four that was brutally slaughtered by the two men who did it without blinking twice. As Truman matures, he develops a sense of curiosity about the world, and is less gullible when Christof and his team manufacture rational explanations for every unexpected event in his life. It is set in a town called Seahaven, which is essentially a simulation of the real world similar enough to the outside world that the viewing audience can relate to it
He is stripped of this, as he is watched 24 hours a day, seven days a week and his life televised as a form of entertainment. Meryl does everything by the book. This is shown in the Truman show, when Truman finally starts to question the reality of the world and the truth of the people that surrounds him. Truman grew up having no idea he was being watched every hour of the day, and that every step he took was being viewed by millions all over the globe.
His whole life is a television show to get the best ratings. A non-stop telethon of reality programming lets the audiences enjoy his most intimate moments. He lives a commercialized life. The Truman Show follows the pattern of 'Witness,' Truman is in an isolated community as was Harrison Ford, the policeman. As the main character, Truman Burbank, confronts these questions, the writers invite the viewer to ponder the meaning of freedom, the effects of manipulation and the steps to discovering true freedom. Peter Weir is attempting to show how empty the capitalist society we live in is, so much so that the producer of the Truman Show is willing to forgo the emotions of the people onscreen in order to increase advertising revenue as much as possible with product placement.
Truman's mother, Angela, subtly reminds Truman of the pain and guilt he associates with traveling on or over water by suggesting that Truman is responsible for his father's death. Peter Weir has creatively directed a film portraying the media and its impact on society. The smooth packaging lulls the audience into being in on the joke, but perhaps the joke is on the audience to even sit through the almost two hours of bland entertainment. Truman is honest, and innocent which made him locked behind a life of repetition. How do you become truly free.
This is Weir's way of drawing a parallel between the artifice of "The Truman Show" and any media that we, as viewers, willingly consume and believe as truth. In certain instances throughout the film, Peter Weir differentiates between "The Truman Show" cameras and The Truman Show cameras, and concurrently, there are points when the film and the television show are one and the same. Read this essay The Truman Show presents to us that the media can be very controlling and influences our lives.
When he was born, Truman was adopted by the network. The gross over-exaggeration of the merchandise in the show exhibits how used to commercialization and objectification the public is. Everything that he has grown to believe is his life: his family, marriage and friends—were scripted by the creators of the show