Compare The Truman Show And Animal Farm

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The balance of utopia, power, and the good life has been challenged throughout history and been shown in different stories, such as The Truman Show and Animal Farm. This balance is tough to achieve, and this is shown numerous times throughout both The Truman Show and Animal farm. Power, which is the ability to act in a particular way, is shown to be easily corrupted, utopia, which is a perfect society, is proved to be near impossible to achieve, and the good life, which is the life someone would want to live, is shown by different people at different times. Peter Weir represents power in many ways in The Truman Show, but all stand by the definition of power as “the ability or capacity to do something or act in a particular way.” One of the …show more content…

Animal Farm also still goes by the definition of power but demonstrates that there can be various ways of showing it. Animal Farm shows us that power can be abused and exploited extraordinarily well, using the main character, Napoleon. Napoleon uses his ability to act in a particular way to get his way to the top of the farm and to manipulate all the animals on the farm. However, Weir also shows us that power can be pure and good. Snowball uses his power to help the farm, attempting to make a windmill for it to make life easier for the animals, but Napoleon destroys this to gain more power. Both these examples show that power can be good or bad, and that bad power only ends up with the good life for the single person that is in …show more content…

A society where there is no evil, no crime, and no errors. The Truman Show shows that different people have different ideas of utopia. Throughout his whole life everyone around Truman was controlled by Christof, so that Christof could create a perfect society, or utopia, for Truman. Everything Truman did was tracked so that Christof could fix anything out of place. His utopia was a place where everything was perfect, clean, and essentially just stereotypical, so he made that happen for Truman. However Truman’s idea of utopia didn’t click with Christof’s, so therefore it wasn’t true utopia. Truman then attempted to escape from Christof’s trap to get closer to his utopia. Truman’s idea of utopia was freedom to do what he wanted, but Christof ended any element of that. This shows that utopia isn’t entirely possible and that different people have different utopias, and since utopia means perfect society, it can’t happen as society is people living

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