English monologue: Roger Chan
Thesis: Global village has the power to manipulate the beliefs, values and attitudes of individuals.
Why does his influence still have so much control over me? It’s true I’m 24 years of age and I’m still putting up with Gerry’s obnoxious behaviour. He is like the mad puppeteer and the five of us would be his creepy constraint dolls for his performance. The presence of his camera has inflicted so much damage that it’s completely distorted our lives, especially mine! My whole world has been corrupted by the media! I can’t fathom Gerry’s behaviour; sometimes he can be so blind and oblivious to the things rights in front of him that he misses the very essence of a moment. I feel more isolated than ever, but Gerry’s wouldn’t know because he is far more interested looking through his camera lens rather than connecting emotionally. However, this could just be my relationship with Gerry; I mean Cam is the one who ...view middle of the document...
He manipulated the plot. I guess I’m supposed to play the role of the tech savvy smart Asian kid, but that’s only half true. Cam is like a lot of people. They judge you by labels. “I look Asian, I wear a uniform. So I’m not just a slope. I’m a rich slope; I’m a rich smart slope who’s meant to top the state in something.” I’m Australian, same as you! In fact I was born here on Australia Day. Yeah my mum is Filipino and my dad originates from Malaysia, so what, does that now completely define my whole identity. I mean will I only be recognised as Roger Chan the Asian kid. I’m Australian!!!
I’d rather live inside a Truman show than have ever contributed to Gerry’s stupid documentary. Truman was actually noticed; he had the whole world evolving around him. People showed interest and concern for him… he had everything, apart from his whole life being completely controlled by the media. However, Gerry is an identical replica of the director in the Truman show. He has the power as the director but only uses it to manipulate us. He used emotive language on Jessie “do it for your mum and dad”, the sexual manipulation of Susannah, and the generosity act for lending Cam a home intentionally for his own egoism and benefit. His desire to communicate his vision to the Global Village is only sacrificing the lives of individuals. Like the director in the Truman show, Gerry will also loose a sense of what is acceptable.
I hate that concept of a globalized community. When people become one social group and village of common interests and concerns, hence are connected through global communication and media. Well I believe it is restricting individuals and their ability to choose their own pathway and identity. This is purely due to media manipulating this transfer of knowledge, ensuring that everyone agrees with certain ideas. Living within the global village can and will alter an individual’s identity and specific choices. In my experience the media had the power to reshape my choices which in turn only created a negative impact on me. Gerry practically drove me away telling me to “get out, go somewhere and grow up” I’m gonna prove to Gerry that I don’t need him, that my life would have been better off if I’d never had anything do with him. So I’m leaving.