Compare and Contrast Paper Imagine that you were in a TV show that you didn’t even know you were in,everyone in the world can see what you are doing 24/7,like spyers and stalkers watching you all the time about what you are doing with your life and how you are living it… Now imagine that you lived in a perfect community where there was no colors,no fears,same procedure every day,you looked like everyone else, and you receive these memories that no one but you and one other person gets... How would you feel?
When I was 10 years old I looked up communism, and it meant ‘a society where property was public, and everyone would be helped according to needs.’ This confused me because I had always heard of communism in a negative context. Such a society would mean that, everyone would have food, water, shelter, an education and job. This is the ideal society. So why was it talked about with disgust and horror?
“The Truman Show” is a show about a man called Truman Burbank. He was legally adopted by the corporation under Christof’s management. Christof, is also controlling Truman’s life in a dome that is classified as a town, Seahaven. His life is basically idyllic. Anyone would really want to live the same life he’s living.
Surveillance is becoming increasingly integrated into human lives. Seemingly inconsequential minutiae like how long one spends in line at a grocery store or how many times a headline is clicked on a social media site are collected automatically by both public and private institutions. Whatever we do and wherever we go, there is likely some trace of it. This has led to great debates about the right to privacy, how much surveillance is too much, and under what circumstances surveillance is justifiable. Film and Television play important roles in these debates and in the way in which the public conceptualizes the utility and threat of surveillance more generally.
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.
The Truman show and Brazil were opposite in their vision of a city. The Truman show depicted a utopian city that was structured on new urbanism principles and had no security issues, while the movie, Brazil, depicted a dystopian unsafe city with high security. In addition, the actors in both movies had no urban privacy. Each of the movies portrayed either a utopian or dystopian vision of a city. A utopian city is a place of an ideal perfection in terms of safety, friendliness, cleanliness and everything is pleasant as possible.
The Giver by Lois Lowry The world that the book takes place in consists of several communities. Each community is governed by the Elder. The Elder are like the mayors of the city. Almost everything in this world is totally controlled.
“The Possibility of Evil” and “The Truman Show” both explore how humane morals are easily traded for conniving manipulation until it backfires. In “The Possibility of Evil” the protagonist Ms.Strangeworth has absolutely no problem causing problems in other people’s lives when she sends them letters revealing secrets that are being hidden from them. This control she felt was easily done without regret until she got caught and someone attacked one of her prized possessions. In “The Truman Show” Christof feels no sympathy towards the human being he imprisoned in a made up world turned television show until that person finds out his whole life has been a lie. The main character then leaves the show and while he walks into the world, the director loses his entries life’s work.
In the novel “The Giver”, is about a boy named Jonas that lives safely within a community, a place where there is no war, no hunger, no pain. But when he is selected as the Receiver of Memory, he starts to discover dark secrets that lie beneath the surface of his perfect world. Secrets that will lead him to undertake an incredible journey. In this debate i’m going to discuss the theme of traditions and customs. The debate will argue why the theme and why traditions and customs should exist throughout the novel.
Newspapers where a big part of the Truman Show. They gave hidden messages that we were suppose to figure out. In this paragraph, I will be explaining all of the newspaper headlines. The first one being,”The Best Place on Earth.” Truman lives on an Island in a dome called Seahaven, and it’s surrounded by water.
The way people live their lives depends on the type of society they live in. Almost everything in life is based on what society considers to be acceptable. In The Truman Show, Truman Burbank is a man who was born into a reality T.V show. From the minute he was born, he was brought into the set of the show, Seahaven Island. His entire life had been filmed and broadcasted to the world.