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{March 28, 2010}   Love or Money’s Review

On a Saturday Molly Clarkson was celebrating her 50th birthday. All her relatives had come: her children (Diane, Jackie and Roger) and her brother Albert. They were all used to asking Molly for money, except Jackie, who still lived with her mother. That night one by one they all asked her for money again, but she refused saying that no one would get money any more from her. They were quite upset and angry.

The next morning Roger was woken up by a cry from his mother’s room. When he got there he saw Diane coming out, who had just found her mother dead. Roger was shocked. Diane called the doctor immediately. He was puzzled because Molly had been in good health and he decided to call the police. The police came quickly to the scene and started their investigation. Detective Inspector Walsch and Sergeant Foster did the questioning.

Albert told them that he had been angry at Molly the previous night, just like all the others, because she would not give them the money they needed. He had been the first to go to bed and had gone to Molly’s bedroom to say goodnight. He thought he had heard someone going downstairs around midnight.

The next one, Jackie, admitted she had also been in Molly’s room that night. The police had found an empty bottle of sleeping pills. She had heard someone around midnight and it had been her mother to get some dinner for the dogs. She got angry when asked whether she needed her mother’s money.

Roger told the same story as the others. He wanted money to build houses on Molly’s land together with a friend and had wanted Molly to move.

Last came Diane, who admitted taking milk to her mother last night. She also made clear that she did not like her mother, just like everybody else, even Jackie. In the past Molly had stopped her love affair with the gardener boy. Jackie was really mad then.

The detectives also interviewed Peter Hobbs, the neighbour. He told them that Jackie had asked him to say that he wanted to kill Molly. And that he did say it but had not done it. After him Tom Briggs, a farmer, had come to see Molly. So they went to Tom afterwards. Tom was just having dinner and they waited a bit for him. In the front room Inspector Walsh saw a picture of a happy young girl. When Tom came in they told him that Molly was dead and it was clear he did not know. Tom had seen the whole family in the kitchen the day before and also Peter Hobbs. He did not want to say who the young girl in the picture was.

The next day the police went back to the Clarkson’s house and Inspector Walsh said he knew who murdered Molly Clarkson. His theory was as follows: Jackie had wanted Peter Hobbs to come to the house. Peter had gotten a letter from Molly and was very angry about it. He said he wanted to kill her and Jackie had wanted everyone to hear that. Jackie reacted by saying that it must be Diane, as the police had found the bottle in her bag. Inspector Walsh pointed out that that was so, but they had not told her where it had been found. The young girl in the picture at Tom’s house was no one else but Jackie. They were in love. Jackie was arrested and taken to the police station.


Everybody knows Truman Burbank’s life when he lived in Christof’s studio but no one knows his life after that. Except me…

Truman went out of that studio and he saw real houses  and met real people. He just wanted to go traveling. Truman felt like this was the first time he went out of his house. He met a lot of people, who had been his crazy fans for such a long time. They tried to talk to him, elbowed to shake his hands because in their eyes he was a very famous actor. When he got out of Christof studio, he had no money, no power, no relationships so he didn’t have anyplace to live. But his audiences helped him by finding the girl he loved. On the one hand, Christof tried to catch him back to his studio. On the other hand, he had a lot troubles with his audiences since they did not stop bothering him. He tried to escape from both Christof and those fans. At that time he also knew that everything was fake even his mother, his wife and his friend. He also felt very happy because he was free now and could travel everywhere he wanted. The important thing was he could meet one girl who was long-haired and blue-eyed. He remembered that when he was a child he had met her and he knew that it was real emotions. He thought that they had known each other already. But because Christof didn’t want Truman knew the truth, he forced her to leave his studio. Truman missed the girl so much that he tried to make a picture of her by cutting every piece of other pictures he found similarities.That girl was Sylvia. They ran into each other and hugged. They kissed and they realised that “Sometimes perfection is not a good thing, and the truth is always the best”. HAPPY ENDING!!! =]

{March 2, 2010}   Truman Show’s Essay

“Truman life is not real. It is completely constructed and controlled by Christof”. I strongly agree with that for the following reasons.

Twenty-nine years ago, a baby boy was adopted by the Orphanage to become the subject of the most popular television show of all time. His name was Truman Burbank. Filmed twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, Truman became a household name by living the life destined for him, but Christof who was a director arranged a fake father and mother for Truman. He chose a wife for Truman and even made a fake death for Truman’s father when they came to catch fish. Christof tried to control Truman mentally and physically. He did not want Truman to get out of his “city” to go to Fiji’s island. He did everything to stop that. He created heavy traffic, burning house, etc. He asked a supervisor to keep an eye on Truman. He prevented Sylvia from meeting Truman by forcing her to leave his studio.

Christof also changed Truman’s mind about his father. He made up reasonable explanation for unusual things happening in his studio. He became the master of sun, rain, beach, sky, etc. Everything Truman ever heard or read was prepared, scripted, and edited to control what he thought. When Truman saw, felt, heard, and realized that it was not true, he was not happy with his life. When the radio announced his car’s location, when he saw the man with flowers, the lady on the bicycle, and the beetle on a loop around his street, and when he realized that his wife had known everything that she refused to tell him, he knew everything was fake. The director did not want Truman to do anything beyond his reach because those unplanned things could endanger the entire show. Everyone in Truman’s world was an actor and they had 5000 camera in that “city”. In fact, the world which Truman was living in was nothing but the lie.

No one wants his life to be controlled or arranged by other people. And no one has the right to do such a thing. Even though Christof put cameras everywhere in the “city”, he still “never had camera inside Truman’s head”. We all want to live the life we choose and fight for our choice, and Truman is not an exception.

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