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    is simple to dismiss someone who is homeless as being a useless vagrant, regardless of their background, but what happens when the opposite occurs? The novel Being There by Jerzy Kosinski touches on the implications that our need to find connections in others based on perceived similarities could have on private ventures and governance as a whole. Chance, the protagonist of the novel Being There, is introduced to the reader as illiterate when Kosinski writes “While some could learn to read and write

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    In his novel Being There, Jerzy Kosinski shows how present day culture has strayed away from the ideal society that Plato describes in his allegory of the cave. In his metaphor, Plato describes the different stages of life and education through the use of a cave. In the first level of the cave, Plato describes prisoners who are shackled and facing a blank wall. Behind them is a wall of fire with a partition that various objects are placed and manipulated by another group of people. These shadows

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    I choose the book Being There by Jerzy Kosinski. As I was looking through all the possibilities of what to read, this book was the one that caught my attention. The passage that explains a little of what the book is really drew me in. The words “ money, power, and sex” are what essentially made me choose the book. It to me sounded somewhat like a drama. After reading the book, it wasn’t totally what I expected. It was interesting, but it wasn’t as informative to me. I wanted more to the book, especially

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    Jerzy Kosinski

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    Jerzy Kosinski Jerzy Kosinski was born in Poland in 1933 to Russian parents who had fled the revolution. He was separated from his family when the Nazis invaded in 1939. For six years he wandered form village to village scorned by East European gypsies who feared his hawk like face and penetrating eyes. He survived German terror by his wits and he was struck dumb from the shock that he underwent from this six-year period of wandering. He was mute from age nine to fourteen.(New Yorker)

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    Poland, the author of the novel The Painted Bird was known as Jerzy Kosinski who had many celebrated novels. Before searching for a new home and way of life in the United States of America, Kosinski had to live through the treacherous events of World War Two as a young boy who was raised by Jewish parents. At the age of six in 1939, the war had started and Kosinski was sent away to eastern Poland for a good amount of money. Kosinski was left on his own to learn and make choices in the middle of a world

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    2017 Different It’s hard to imagine having your entire family murdered as a young kid, living in a century where war attacks were in every corner. This was the life of the young boy in the story The Painted Bird. Although the author, Jerzy Kosinski, never confirmed the book as an autobiography, it was easy to feel the pain as if he experienced it himself. The Painted Bird is a heartfelt novel that gives us all a glimpse into the dark reality of our past. The author is able to walk us through

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    Oblivion Film Analysis

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    In the film Oblivion directed by Joseph Kosinski, there are multiple relationships that are used to support the writers purpose in showing the strength of love. A realtionship that displayed this in particular was held between the characters Jack and Julia. The characters fight through the impossible and together showed the audience how significant love can be in your life. In the very beginning of the film we're introduced to the character Jack, our first impression is that he's a brainwashed

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    Benjamin Rand

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    Chance’s parentage identities are never revealed, but what is revealed is that Chance’s mother died during birth. Chance has a fascination with television and gains most of his in world knowledge and customs through it. Inevitably, the old man dies (Kosinski). Following, lawyers by the names of Franklin Thomas and Miss Hayes, whom informs Chance that there is no evidence of his residing in the estate. Chance is bewildered and forced to leave the home for the first time in his life into a civilization

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    In 1965, Jerzy Kosinski wrote his controversial novel “The Painted Bird”, which tells the story of a young six year old unnamed boy’s journey to survive during the violence and horrors of World War II. Kosinski shows readers how war can change people, as well as how barbaric human beings can act during wartime. During this time the Nazi sentiment was spreading like wildfire throughout central Europe. Hitler took great measures to ensure that Nazi’s remained in control by using cruelty and violence

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    Kosinski's Being There and the Existential Anti-Hero      Critics have referred to Kosinski's Being There as his worst novel.  Perhaps, Kosinski's prosaic style is deceptive in its apparent simplicity (especially when contrasted with The Painted Bird).  "What Kosinski seeks to do," as Welch D. Everman relates, "is to stimulate the reader's recreative and imaginative task by offering only the essentials...Kosinski's style draws the reader into the incident by refusing to allow him to remain

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