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The Truman Show and Hierophonic Visions The Truman Show depicts the life of a human that was adopted by a company and filmed all his life His life had been broadcast all around the world and people everywhere have lived his life with him The story starts with the main character Truman an adult and married now leaving for work It follows his day by day routine and the viewer quickly realizes how boring and mundane this mans life is The hierophonic vision in the movie was the smile of the young woman Truman saw while he was in high school It stood out because of the sincerity of her smile Truman hadnt seen the behavior of someone making their own decisions in this case her decision to smile at him so when it occurred his normal life of pretend emotions faded away and lost all importance What took its place was a dream of this other world that through her smile he saw a glimpse of Throughout the rest of his life Truman longed for so much more than his mediocre life cutting out pictures of models in hopes of recreating the look that he received from the girl He also showed his discontentment through what he said to his friend when he told him that he wanted to go to Fiji This desire built up and Truman became less and less trusting of his world until the day came that he decided to sail away from his reality where everything evolved around him I see this movie as an analogy of the story of the Garden of Eden in the Bible Truman playing Adam is tempted to desire more than this perfect life he was given Christof the creator gave Truman a life without hurt without pain without most of the troubles that humans deal with throughout their lives and even though everyone Truman encountered were merely scripted acquaintances he still
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