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Unformatted text preview: every play an actor conveys a particular role, and in the Truman Show Chrsitof made it so that Truman was surrounded by the right roles and made him apart of particular scenes to re-socialize him to fear leaving the island. Truman experienced role distancing during the film when he gave everyone the impression that he was normal or “going through the motions” when in his reality “lacked serious commitment to his role”. One aspect of society, artificial or not, that Christof underestimated was that deviance is normal. It is Durkeheim who said that deviance is functional and exists in all societies. This would explain why Truman felt the need to deviate from his disgustingly orderly lifestyle. He called it spontaneity! This is an aspect of the motivational theory and it is through Truman’s impulsive action that he created a healthy social change in his Ryan Schaefer SOC 101 5/6/09 artificial life....
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- Spring '08
- Sociology, Ryan Schaefer SOC