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Both protagonists and side characters from 1984 and the Truman show reflects the rebelliousness and its negatively viewed stigma surrounding it. Some of these acts of rebelliousness are as insignificant as Truman purchasing magazines ‘for the wife' in the hopes of piecing together the face of Slyvia. Truman is unconsciously going against Christof and believes he is merely being secretive towards Meridith. Other acts of munity can be as revolutionary as Winston writing ‘DOWN WITH BIG BROTHER' in his highly illegal ‘diary'. Opposing to Truman, Winston consciously realises what he is doing is defiant. Rebelliousness is not only associated with the protagonist but also supporting characters such as Slyvia, O'Brian, Julia and even Christof who kept Truman ‘on the air and unaware'. Julia rebels towards ‘Big Brother' for her thoughts and how she ‘hates purity [and] goodness' and seeks pleasurable sex compared to the idealology that sex should only be used as a means to further generations. Slyvia also wishes to rebel and defy the producers of ‘The Truman Show'. Her reasoning behind her acts of defiance is purely because she believes that Truman should know that people are ‘watching [his] every move] and that the show has turned Truman from a ‘performer' into a ‘prisoner'. It is clear to interpret that the protagonists and side charecters supporting them highlight the negatively viewed rebelliousness.