Examples Of Morality In The Truman Show

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In the film, “The Truman Show”, one can make a solid case on the pro’s and con’s of not only real vs fake in America, but also the questions of morality vs immorality and which is which? In the United States alone, I believe most can agree that there has been an obvious shift in the meaning of morality along with the obsessions of what is real and what is fake. In the film, the main theme is that the main star of the show Truman played by Jim Carrey, comes closer to the discovery that his entire life is nothing but a live television show that is played twenty-four hours a day. From the start of the movie you hear Marlon, who is played by Noah Emmerich and plays as the best friend of Truman in the film, saying “It’s all true, it’s all real,…show more content…
The way advertising is done in the film to me started off great and then turned into more obvious which I believe was one of the things that got Truman curious to what was really happening. One main example was when his wife offered him some coco in which Truman asked her “what are you talking about?!” Which then lead to an argument that cause his wife to scream out “DO SOMETHING!” Most people I believe realize that advertising has sneaked up into every aspect of our lives but more than ever on the internet and reality television. I can’t count the amount of times I open a browser and see some sort of advertising pops up which to me, are probably the most annoying thing in the world to even till this day. However, to others it has become a part of them, something they have become immune to like it’s not even there or they’re the complete opposite and click on the bait time after time like a mad…show more content…
While on social media you are free to be who you want to be and never have to show your true reality to portray the life you want to have. Then when we must go away from social media to be in “reality” we do end up feeling homesick for Disneyland, or in this case, social media or our want to be world. The film left me wondering, did Truman ever miss his “fake” world or life that he believed to be true for so many years after escaping it? Did he ever accept his “reality” as real or fake? I would like to think after careful observation at the end when he bowed and said, “in case I don’t see you, good afternoon, good evening and good night” that he accepted his fake reality but was ready to have a “real” life. A life without the controlling environment and a life with the people of his choosing and not anyone
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