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Film Techniques in Pleasantville

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Utopian Worlds are not necessarily the most ideal state to live in for many reasons. A utopian world is a perfect world which every thing is under control even the most basic human rights and their privacies do not exist in it. The lack of choices is one of the main reasons that make a utopian world not an ideal place to live in. Also with people that lack of knowledge and the lack of privacies. According to "The Giver" by Lois Lowry and "Pleasantville" directed by Gary Ross, they all show the audience that a utopian world is not the most ideal place to live in. The lack of choice makes the utopian world not the most idea place to live in. Firstly, every children living in the city have the same thing. There is no discrimination or race. Every child owes the same thing which makes them all the same hence there is no individuality. Every child are assigned a bicycle when they are 9 and a job which suites them the most at 12 and they all took place in a auditorium announced by the elders ( Page 45 & 50 ) ...read more.


Firstly in the book, Jonas knows nothing about the community. He goes to school pointlessly, until he is twelfth and gets allocated for a task or assignment. On the other hand, if Jonas was not assigned to be the receiver, he will know nothing about the community and knowledge therefore he will live pointlessly. When Jonas has his first lesson with the previous receiver, he notices something about colour. Something different to his friend's hair. Then today, just now, outside, it happened with my friend Fiona. She herself didn't change, exactly. But something about her changed for a second. Her hair looked different. After Jonas went to the giver for a few times, he starts to see something beyond which is colour. The community did not teach Jonas or other people about colour because they are afraid that discrimination would happen between them. If people start to see colour, discrimination might occur and that will spread all over the community which make it not prefect anymore. The community can not change the genetic code within the human body, so there is difference between everybody. ...read more.


The two text both bring out the same massage that privacies is vital to human Because they both put the community's future before the citizen's instead of the other way around. Both the book and the film show us that because of the lack of privacy also make the utopian world not the most ideal place to live in The utopian world is not the most ideal place to live in for many reasons, the lack of choice, the lack of knowledge and finally the lack of privacies. These are only few of the main reasons that make the utopian world not the most ideal place to live in. To be general, it is because the community eliminate the most basic human rights, of the citizen the choices that people want to make, the knowledge that people want to learn about and the secrets that people want to keep to themselves. Although a utopian world might look perfect because there are not conflict going on, every one is successful, no worries. On the other hand, we must consider the things that you have to sacrifice if you want to live in a utopian world. The choice all depends on you and to make the own choice that is the best to yourselves. ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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