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Parallels Between The Truman Show and Also Plato's Allegory of the Cave Essay

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Parallels Between The Truman Show and also Plato's Allegory of the Cave The movie, 'The Truman Show' is about a reality tv show that's been created to document the life span of a man who, also adopted at birth by a television system, is tricked into believing that his life, his reality, is ordinary and the environment that he lives is actual. It's set in a city named Seahaven, which is essentially a simulation of the real world similar enough to the external world that the viewing audience could connect to it. The town is a tv studio inside an great dome in which the weather, the sun, the sky, and all of the activities of these citizens are guided by a team of special effects folks. The whole series is directed and produced by the inventor of the show, Christof. Truman Burbank, the star of this series, is the only person who doesn't know that he lives in a giant studio and can be surrounded by an illusion of truth. The whole world watches Truman's movements twenty four hours a day, seven days a week through the use of tens of thousands of mini hidden cameras. The Truman Show closely parallels Plato's Allegory of the Cave. Originally, Truman is trapped in his own 'cave'; a movie set or literary island called Seahaven. Truman?s journey or ascension to the actual world and into understanding is similar to that of Plato?s cave dweller. Truman, much like the prisoners from the cave, will know no distinction then what they have been taught or shown to be the true world their whole lives. If T.. .

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