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The Truman Show This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

By Aly L., Wyckoff, NJ

     Some people believe that they are the center of the world. In “The Truman Show,” Jim Carrey portrays Truman Burbank, a man for whom this is true. The only problem is that he doesn’t know it. Truman lives in a world that was created just for him when he was adopted as a baby by a television company who had the idea of creating a show that focuses on one person for his entire life.

The show airs 24/7 and documents every moment in Truman’s life. But his life is not real, it is only an illusion and the people and relationships Truman is surrounded by are illusions too. The place he calls home is actually a giant studio, the largest ever built, with hidden cameras everywhere. All his friends are actors who play their roles each day in the world’s most-watched TV series.

Truman believes that he is an ordinary man with an ordinary life and has no idea that he is being exploited.

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