Compare The Truman Show And Plato's Allegory Of The Cave

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Comparative Analysis: The Truman Show and Plato’s Allegory A comparative analysis, according to Reference, is defined as: “a study that compares and contrasts two things. The study can be done to find the crucial differences between two very similar things or the similarities between two things that appear to be different on the surface”. The Truman Show and Plato’s Allegory share multiple similarities, despite being written during different time periods. Although the storylines differ, there are several points throughout these pieces of work that can be compared. The first concept both share is the philosophy that humans accept the reality that is presented to them. In Plato’s allegory, three prisoners are chained and unable to see behind themselves. With a fire roaring in the cave, the prisoners see only the shadows of those passing by. The story then explains that if a prisoner were to escape, he would be unable to see because the sun would be too bright outside the cave. But, when adjusted to the sun, the prisoner can see the world as it truly is, not just as the shadows in the cave. Plato begins to explain that if the prisoner returned to the cave to explain what he saw to the other prisoners, they would simply not believe him. Truman, lives in…show more content…
In “Plato’s Allegory of the Cave”, Socrates writes “Would not the one dragged like this feel, in the process, pain and rage?”. This statement correlates to the scene where Truman attempts to leave Seaside with his wife. Truman is recklessly driving, acting ludacris, and making any attempt to leave the only world he is familiar with. Although, with the crew of the show becoming aware of his antics, they do everything possible to keep Truman from leaving. The outlandish incidents that occur to keep Truman make him behave in an outaged and lunatic way again, as he is confused and attempting to uncover the
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