Perception In The Truman Show

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Imperative to the plot of The Truman Show, is the idea of perception and how what you can see may not be what is the truth. Defined, perception is, “The way you think about or understand someone or something”(merriam-webster.com). Throughout the movie, we see Truman through the lens of a camera which makes clear to us how important perception is. On the surface, a lens is just an object we view something through. The camera lens gives us a glimpse into Truman’s world. It shows us how he lives his daily life and how he's living a lie, yet he does not know it. On a symbolic level, a lens is omniscient and all seeing. In this movie we have the creator of The Truman Show whose name is Christoff. He is viewed as a God like figure, because he can
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