The Question and Answer section for The Truman Show is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
Truman's world is scripted and planed by TV executives. Our world is not as engineered and predictable.
The Looking Glass Self is the idea that our self-perception develops from our perception and appraisal of others. The audience watches Truman and evaluate their own lives comparative to Truman's. Truman's life becomes a sort of barometer for his...
Truman is only "free" within the context of his small studio world. In the reality that we know, Truman is really not free.