Personally I think Weir was trying to inform us about the dangers of manipulation and power and control over something, as we can see by Christof’s actions of abusing his power and control to manipulate Truman and the audience to generate money for the economy and provide entertainment. This relates to real life as the film is replicating the affect the media has on us, Christof represents the media and Truman represents people that the media constantly put under the spotlight. The media constantly exposes celebrities lives without giving them a choice about it. An example of this is Megan Fox where she states, ” when you were being bullied by those 10 kids in high school, fame is that, but on a global scale, where you’re being bullied by millions of people constantly”. Sometimes the people under the spotlight don’t want to be judged by the public eye, however the media priorities the economy and entertainment over ethical factors. Although society doesn’t realise it, we are the ones that fuel the unethical actions of the media, as we buy these stories and constantly demand more as the media is manipulating us and using their power and control to make us feel sentimentally connected to these people. This emphasizes the lengths humans go for entertainment, as we regard entertainment over being ethical, which is something society needs to change. Overall I believe that as a society we need to question if our entertainment is ethical to others and if it is not, we need to find another form of entertainment and stand up for what we believe is right and ethical in order to positively benefit our society.


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