The Truman Show Critique

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The Truman Show Critique

The Truman show is a movie about the life of Truman, who plays as himself in the show. Everything around him is not real; the persons around him are actors and actresses, the environment and the weather are manually controlled by Christof, who plays the role of God (creator), and there are millions and millions of viewers watching him everyday. Everything is a lie, but Truman does not know it.

Everything in the show is set up to make Truman’s life perfect, everything is taken care of, he does not need to worry about anything, everything is provided; Christof controls every little thing that takes place in the life of Truman, he has the power of making things happen. This makes me think of myself; God takes care of everything for me, He always provides with everything I need, all I need to do, is live my life, He’s in charge of the rest. Sometime I forget or I act like I don’t know who’s my creator, and then is when the worries and stress surround me.

In addition, The Truman Show is one of the best movies I have seen in my life, and it’s definitely in my top five list; I really enjoyed watching it in class last week. The main reason I like so much this movie, is because of the meaning I find in it. I can always relate to this movie, and see myself in Truman’s life. I have been a Christian all my life, and I believe God exists, and I believe He’s in control of this world. I know that everyone has a different perspective of God, and that everyone has a different perspective of how He works, therefore, I have my own perspective of Him, and He acts just like Christof acts in the movie.

To continue, my God knows everything about me, just like the Psalms 139:6 expresses: “…all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be”. God is my creator, He controls my life, and I’m happy with that. In addition, just because God controls my life, does not mean that He took my liberty away; He gives me free...
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