The Truman Show has a lot to say about the culture and society we live in today. It is one of those lot.....and we ended up with this presentation, where we shortly show how The Truman Show can be and the principals of Marxism
person’s reality is constructed by how they experience and interpret their personal reality, and also believes that the outcome of your experience is not certain and universal but relative and incomplete. It questions the rationalization of generally accepted ideas of certain groups, cultures, traditions or races and focuses on truths relative to each people. explanation for everything for everybody (Faith and Reason).
3. Why is Truman Postmodern?
shows how each person’s world is relative to their experiences and interpretation of the world around them. person’s own reality and creates meaning for them. In order to do this, it creates a world within a world - an utopian like world within the movie. And throughout the movie, it exposes the structures of this world. It is skeptical about everything in Truman’s world, including the media, the people he loves, his friends, the company he works for, his memories, his upbringing, his aspirations, his home and his habits. Through this perfect, constructed world, it tries to show how our own world is constructed similarly are constantly at work to create his world.
4. What is Hyper-reality?
Hyperreality can be described as the failure of the consciousness to draw distinctions between reality and fantasy, especially in technologically advanced progressed postmodern cultures as we live in today.(Hyperreality. 2010) Cultural representations are not measured against a particular human reality, but become automatically accepted in the culture. representation, mirroring a particular real, but it is now a “model of a real without any origin” and that is the hyperreal. So there is no longer a real, and a representation, it is only the hyperreal that exists and alters the real (Baudrillard 1988). This hyperreal is produced from ideas from people’s memory storage and authoritative models, which allows the hyperreal to not make sense or be rational, because it is not measured against an original
representation still leaves the real complete. But because the simulation produces signs of the real, the real loses its meaning and can not be accepted as the truth anymore, because it can be simulated (Baudrillard 1988). This simulation with its system of signs has the ability to “murder” the real. In today’s world, people 2
think that a sign could refer to a meaning, and have depth of meaning. In other words, that the sign could exchange for meaning.
that murders the real, because the real never has to be produced again (Baudrillard 1988). is relevant because of the sign exchange value. The one brand may show that the product is fashionable and the other brand advertises/sells wealth, thus consumerism can be seen as a important contributing factor to the creation of hyperreality. Hyperreality deceives the consciousness into breaking free from any real emotional commitment rather choosing false simulation and nonstop the temporary simulacrum of reality, rather than any affection on the “real” reality (Hyperreality 2010). There are three orders of simulacra.
and the simulacrum tries to portray an ideal image of the real. For example a painting,...