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Id like to start off with a quote Whilst looking through a book called Poets on Poets I flicked to the section on Blake This is the sentence which caught my eye He proclaimed the supremacy of the imagination which he called the divine humanity and the true man as against the rationalist materialism already prevailing in his time and the industrial revolution1 This sentence refers to Blakes prophecies and links nicely with the subject of this essay The Truman Show In this film we are introduced to the true man in an idealistic setting I would like to discuss in this essay how the issues that have been raised during the work on the country and the city are present in our post-modern media How these issues are still a problem even with todays technologies and understanding It seems that the progress we are so proud of may be causing more problems than solutions If this film was to ever become a reality which Im sure it could moral issues or no moral issues would this be the setting that was used Is this what people class as the idealistic place The town in which Truman lives Seahaven can not be classed as either the city or the country but as a suburbia of the highest standards America has so many variations of what they call the country that it is difficult to define between its boundaries In Britain it is classed as the areas associated with vast land limited buildings forests etc In comparison though I feel that the Americans look on the setting of the Truman Show as the British look on the setting of a small country village Seahaven has many values which can be attributed to the rural the people work together there is a sense of cohesion and everybody has a place a trade to do a role to play there is no
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