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 reality 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, nothing here is fake, nothing you see on this show is fake, its merely controlled.” The key word here is…show more content…
Christof, at one point of the movie calls the world he has created for Truman “Seahaven” as a “normal life” while comparing his perfect world to the “sick world” on the outside while stating that “Truman prefers his…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 in 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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