One quote stood out blatantly above the rest, "We accept the reality of the world with which we are presented. (Christof)" Truman Burbank is unknowingly the main character of The Truman Show, a widely acclaimed television show chronicling Truman's entire life. Situations and characters are contrived to create a fabricated world for Truman to inhabit. Little does Truman know his life is a television show - a lie, a public spectacle, a utopia that revolves around him. Although there were instances where the young Truman had come close to noticing faulty reality, he was always inhibited by clever means of concealing the truth.
Eventually, however, as Truman grows older and more perceptive, he begins to realize his life isn't consummate. As he reminisces about his lost love Sylvia, a high school crush who attempted to reveal the truth about his life, he decides he wants to go travel to Fiji. This venture is not only his childhood dream but his attempt to relocate Sylvia.
As he sets out on a small sail boat, Christof, the creator of the show as well as Truman’s adoptive parent, refuses to allow Truman to figure out the truth. He commands his technicians to generate a deadly storm to hinder Truman from his endeavor. Truman is indifferent from Christof’s attempt and even shouts, “You're gonna have to kill me!”
Finally, Christof gives up and Truman reaches a wall painted to match the sky. There is a stairway along the wall in which Truman ascends where he engages in a conversation with Christof, presented as a voice from above. “Was anything real?” Truman desperately inquires. In reply, Christof simply states, “You were real. That's what made you so good to watch...” Truman is given the choice to stay in the fabricated world or leave to experience the real world. And in genuine Truman Burbank style, he gazes directly toward the audience and utters his unmistakable motto, “Good morning, and in case I don't see ya, good afternoon, good evening, and good night!” and exits.
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