The film “The Truman Show.”
Most importantly: What does this teach us we need for a good society?
If you choose to write about The Truman Show, summarize the plot, and then discuss. These are some questions you should consider:
Did Truman have a good life? Why, or why not? Give examples.
What were some of the qualities of our society that this film critiques? (Qualities that we see commonly in society today, e.g., consumerism, etc.).
You might also briefly discuss the characters. For example: Christof.
Lastly, consider: What does this film imply that we need for a good life? E.g, Freedom vs. Comfort, etc.
Offering some questions to consider–usually in your concluding paragraph(s)– can make for a stronger paper. It is good to adopt a tone of openness to different perspectives about the material.
Outside sources are not necessary for your response, but if you quote, make sure to cite your source. Otherwise, always use your own words.
Paper format expectations:
Offer an opening paragraph, stating and summarizing what you will be talking about. Then get into it in the body of your text, in at least a few more paragraphs. Indent when you start a new paragraph. Then offer a concluding paragraph, summazing what you have discussed, and including any final thoughts/insights.
Typed, double-spaced consistently. 12-point font. Approximately 3-4 pages. Do not offer a word count at the end– I will not be checking for any exact amount of words. Check for grammar and spelling. Avoid slang—use a professional tone. Number the pages. Provide a descriptive title. Capitalize the first letter of the main words in the title. Make title a little larger than the rest of the text. Also provide your name, course name, and date on the first page. A cover page is optional. If you use a cover page, that is not numbered/does not count in the numbering.