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...umstance is absent or present”. From the beginning of human existence, people were always in desperate search of the truth, about how we came to exist, what a person’s identity really is, and to find the truth about what our perceived reality actually is. To do this, they must become non-conformist and judge things for themselves outside the prejudices forced on them by the society. This is exactly what Truman and the escaped prisoners did. They proved Christof’s quote which was proven to be condescending to humans, by pointing out their ignorance, reluctance to change, as well as their deeply rooted conformist values. The protagonist in the scenario painted by Plato, and Truman Burbank successfully deciphered the distinction between reality and illusion and gained their own individuality through questioning the information that was given to them with an open mind.
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