2How is the producer’s statement at the beginning existential? Existential ThemesHow is the producer’s statement at the beginning existential?How is Truman’s statement at the beginning existential?What other themes are clearly represented by the statements given in the exposition?
18Focus QuestionsWhat did Truman notice about Meryl’s fingers in their wedding photo?What existential themes do the signs represent in the travel agency?What existential themes is Truman experiencing more and more?
22Focus QuestionsWhen Truman says, “I feel the whole world revolves around me,” how is that existential?Archetypally and existentially why must Marlen and Truman’s conversation take place on that incompleted bridge?
30Focus QuestionsHow is Sea Haven a metaphorical “cell” and what existential theme does it represent?What does Truman’s “Come in Major Burbank” scene represent, and what does “that one’s for free” mean in relationship to his existence?
34Focus QuestionWhen Truman screams “Is this the best you can do” to Christof, what existential theme does it represent?When Truman survives the tidal wave and storm, what existential point has he reached?
36Focus DefinitionStorms archetypally represent a person’s inner turmoil and struggles with existence.Lightening represents the anger or displeasure of the gods with humans’ existence or an individual’s sudden enlightenment.