The Truman Show was a social representation of Plato’s Allegory of a Cave. Like the people in the cave, Truman had never experienced what the world was really like. He only knew shadows, represented by actors in the film, that formed his conception of reality. However, unlike the cavemen in the allegory, Truman was alone and he walked out the ‘cave’ after he realized the figures and the events were an illusion, whereas in the allegory a single caveman out of a few left and had the realization in the real world. This seems more likely and connects better logically because the caveman had something to compare his experience of the real world, which allows him to naturally adjust and form a conclusion.
If the Truman Show were to really take place, then the Star would never, or at least have great trouble, spotting the inconsistencies because he has no frame of reference, no other standard to compare his world to. The inconsistences only exist for the vie...
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...three but in all the wrong ways, and the audience lacks the wisdom to know that by not watching the show they free Truman, lacks the temperance for indulging on the show every day, and lacks the courage to do something more productive with their lives in the time they spend watching the Truman Show. The audience chooses to live in that world over their own, and some grow enough obsession to delude themselves by favoring Truman’s world and living as if they are on the show.
Question C: Living a pleasant life is not possible no matter how many lies you tell yourself. Whether you take it head-on with all loops and uncertainties or escape these challenges in a fairy tale fantasy, there will be pain, the absence of pleasure, AKA ‘the devil’s work’.
Question B: There is no significance in Mr. Burbank’s first name. Like how there is no significance in writing this paper.
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