Truman show - Chrstof’s purpose for the show is to “bring hope and joy to billions.” Yet in the end of the movie it is Truman who finally

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Neal Johnson Bible 12 5/7/09 The Truman Show Analysis First of all there is a big sense of christianity portrayed in this movie. The creator of the show is named Chistof, definitely related to Christ. The main character of the show is named Truman, True Man. Also the town it takes place is called Sea-haven, Heaven. So basically Christof created a “perfect” world for Truman to live in. But really the whole show is just holding Truman back from his own desires, from his true poten- tial. This movie deals with the centrality of humans in the world. Obviously the whole show revolved around this one man Truman. The question I think this movie deals with is who is in control, and who is responsible for what happens in the world. Is it God, or men. Christof was in charge of what happened on set, but he couldn't control all of the outside forces, e.g. Lauren.
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Unformatted text preview: Chrstof’s purpose for the show is to “bring hope and joy to billions.” Yet in the end of the movie it is Truman who finally gives the audience the end they really wanted. “The whole world is watching” Truman as he is freed from the bond of the creator, which I think represents our religions. Truman, “True Men” is the indi-vidual who effects the people of the real world, not Christof. To sum it up I think that the movie is agnostic secularism. The movie is trying to get the people watching it to think about how real is the world around them, and what could possibly be holding them back from reaching their true potential as humans, is it your creator/religion, or is it the thought of your dad dying at sea/past experiences. Once you free your self from these bonds than you can become a “true man,” our full potential....
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