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Can I please get some feedback on my truman show essay? would it get an excellence

*Can’t copy and paste it all at once so I’m posting intro + first paragraph first then i’ll reply and add the rest.
the question: describes at least one technique in the text. explain how these tecniques created an emotional response in you

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While at the beginning of the text, weir created an emotional response of sympathy and guilt in the audience throught the use of dramatic irony, in the turning point, weir uses symbolism to illustrate truman on his journey for truth, and create an emotional response of admiration and inspiration in the audience. Weir uses symbolism to develop the idea that we should always question our realities, and illustrates how, in the turning point, truman is starting to question his reality and realise his life isn’t normal. For example, weir uses a red cardigen as sylvias old cardigen, which gives trumans flashbacks, allowing him to escape the simmulations he created in his head as normal. Weir is illustrating through the tecnique to symbolism, how red symbolises love, and how trumans love for sylvia is so strong that it motivated him to question his reality, and made truman realise he needed to go on a journey to truth to find sylivia. Truman realising his reality isn’t normal, and weir showing us that through the symbolism of the red cardigen makes us admire truman for having the courage to realise his reality isn’t normal. Weir also uses darkness to symbolise truth, and over saturation to symbolise fakeness. Weir shows how truman has his flashbacks in the darkness, and how he realises the truth in the darkness. Truman is aware of his reality, and embarks on his journey for truth by escaping his busy life and running into the darkness, which weir illustrates as running into the unknown and the truth. Because truman had the courage to escape his reality and realise it wasn’t normal, it inspires us as an audience to question our own realities. We admire truman for having the courage to step out of his reality and his cave and into the unknown darkness and truth, to embark on his journey for truth. Stepping out of the cave can be difficult, because society shuns you for it, so we admire truman for having the courage to do that. Weir illustrates trumans courage through the use of the tecnique symbolism which makes us as an audience admire him, and be inspired by him for having the courage to question and step out of his distorted reality and find his own truth.
While at the turning point, weir illustrates how truman starts of finding his own truth through symbolism, making the audience admire him, in the ending, weir uses the tecniques colour and lighting to highlight trumans motivation, need and success for truth, making the audience feel inspired and happy for truman. Weir illustrates how motivated truman is for truth by using the tecniques of a shaking camera and dark lighting as truman bravely sails through the storm. The shaking camera reflects the roughness of the sea to highlight trumans bravery to the audience, as he keeps going through the storm to find his truth. The dark lighting weir uses illustrates the uncertainity, for truman and for the audience as truman sails through the storm. We are left in the unknown as truman battles for his truth. The use of these tecniques create an emotional response of fear in the audience, as we are scared for truman, as we have grown to love and admire him throughout the film, we don’t want to see him fail his journey. However, they also make us admire truman, for his resilience and courage, as we see him push forward in a scary, rough and unknown enviroment, showing us his detirmination, which is admirable and inspirational. Weir continues to use the tecniques of sound and lighting to convey trumans bravery and create n amotional response of admiration and happiness for the audience. Weir uses triumphant dramatic music and natural ‘sun’ lighting to create an emotional response of happiness and admiration in the audience as truman is sailing. We see a low angle shot of truman which makes him look like a hero, which reflects how his audience see him, a hero for escaping his world. Weir illustrates trumans courage, and how happy truman is to finally have found his truth, which makes us as an audience feel happy for truman, and admire him for finally finding his truth, as he is happy. Finally, weir illustrates how truman makes his final decision on his journey of truth, and steps out of his figurative cave into the unknown, darkness, but he steps into his truth and we see how he is successful on his journey to truth. Truman realised the simmulations he created in his head, that became normal, were not normal, and in his desperation for truth, he shows a lot of courage by stepping out of his cave for the final time, despite what his society thought. Truman has finally reached his truth, despite what his society thought, which weir illustrates through tecniques, whic makes us as an audience happy and satisfied for truman.
Weir created emotional responses in the audience throughout the film ‘the truman show,’ using tecniques to show how we should always question the realities with which we are presented with. Weir uses dramatic irony at the beginning of the film to create an emotional response of sympathy in us, by illustrating through this how oblivious truman is. While at the turning point, weir creates the emotional response of admiration and inspiration for truman in us by using sybolism, as truman begins stepping out of his reality and realises the simmulations in his head aren’t real. Finally, at the closing scene, weir uses colour and lighting to create an emotional response of happiness in the audience as truman steps into his own truth, and admire his detirmination to find his own truth. Weir illustrates through these tecniques how truman realised the simmulations he created in his head for all these years aren’t real- he was just desprate for a normal reality. So weir illustrates his bravery as he steps out of his cave which shows a lot of courage, despite what his society thought of him- nothing stopped truman from questioning his reality and finding his own truth.

I don’t know why the original document did that weird thing
heres the intro and first para again

describe at least one technique in the text. explain how these techniques created an emotional response in you.

Thesis statement: its human to accept the realities at which are presented to us. In the film the truman show directed by peter weir, weir presents us with the idea that we should always question the realities with which we are presented, which he portrays through tecniques throughout the film. This creates an emotional response in us because weir uses tecniques to highlight how truman is oblivious at the beginning, using the dramatic irony, curious at the turning point- using symbolism, and courageous and triumphant in the ending using colour, sound and lighting. This makes us as an audience feel sorry for truman at the beginning, admiration for him at the turning point, and happy for him at the ending of the film. Weir uses tecniques to create an emotional response in the audience, and to illustrate how truman slowly begins to question his reality throughout the film, which can relate to the theory of platos cave, as we are happy to see truman step out of his figurative cave throughout the film, which weir shows with tecniques.
In the beginning of the text, weir uses the tecnique of dramatic irony to portay how truman is oblivious to his unnatural reality, which makes us as an audience have sympathy for truman. Weir uses dramatic irony and dialogue to illustrate how oblivious truman is to the fact that the whole world can see him. For example, fake credits are used at the start of the film, stating ‘starring truman burbank, as himself’. The use of these fake credits are ironic, because weir is using fake credits, at the start of a show of truman living a ‘fake’ life. This confuses the audience, as it is confusing what is real and what is not, and weir is illustrating how trumans reality is unnatural and completely fake. This creates an emotional response in the audience, because we feel sorry for truman as he is living a completely fake life, and weir has confused what is real and what is fake by using the fake credits at the start. As the film continues, we see truman in the bathroom, talking to himself in the mirror. Weir uses a close up camera shot ‘through’ the mirror, and then switches to the shot that viewers see with the camera lines, and the word live in green. At this time truman is also talking about sacrificing himself for everyone. Weir uses this dramatic irony to illustrate how it’s not really real life at all for truman, and he is highlighting how trumans life is a replica of reality. It’s ironic, because truman is actually being recorded, and is what his life is like, but he doesn’t know it. This makes us as an audience have sympathy for truman, and also feel guilty, because through the dramatic irony, we know whats going on, but truman doesn’t, because weir is illustrating how trumans life is normal for him. Truman has created simmulations of reality in his head in his need for a ‘normal’ life, and he’s been doing this for so long, that the simmulations are the new normal, and we feel guilty, because we know that it’s not normal, but truman is ignorant. Truman has accepted his reality in seahaven, and is not question it because he has convinced himself that his reality is normal, which weir effectivly illustrates through tecniques, which creates an emotional response of sympathy and guilt for trumans ignorance.

Kia ora Megan

This would be an excellence yes - you have addressed the question with depth, insight, and some lovely discussion of evidence, all while responding to the question throughout. What you have done particularly well though, is explore development of emotion across the film, which many do not really do at level one - great language of development used. There will usually be a techniques question in the exam, but the second bit can be quite varied like “reveals an idea” or “creates an impact” or “develops a character” - just make sure that you really adapt your material on the day for whatever the question is that you choose.

Very well done :slight_smile:

Note on the thesis statement (and you probably know this but have just left it in) - you don’t need to actually write “thesis statement” - just open with the statement itself.