Essay about Analysis Of The Poem ' The Mysterious Banksy '

Essay about Analysis Of The Poem ' The Mysterious Banksy '

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Kendall Schmitt
Kevin Allton
English 201
8 February 2015

The Mysterious Banksy
In all the world there is one thing that I want to do in life and that is to be noticed and/or known. Maybe not worldwide or even throughout my country but even just in my city, I want to do something that people remember me for. This is kind of like Banksys life but his story is just a bit twisted. He is a shadow in the night that leaves an image in the streets. Banksy, if that’s even his real name, is a famous street artist that paints on buildings, sidewalks, and even billboards. But the thing about Banksy is that nobody knows who his real identity is. He is so famous and loved by so many people and has inspired many due to his art, but he is not around to make an appearance to be recognized and to speak with the fans he has because he likes being that shadow. I am not sure how he stands back and watches these streets flourish and not want to be identified for the art he has done. Even though I am sure he has taken the fact that he could make millions from the art he has done into consideration, it seems like to him, keeping his true identity unknown is so much more important. There is so many unanswered questions about him from the world and people are dying to know. So the real questions are, who is Banksy, what does he do, and what does the things he says say about him? Why does he do the things he
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does? Why does he want to be secretive? Hopefully soon the truth comes out about his true identity so all these questions can be answered by him.
According to Wikipedia, Banksy is an English graffiti artist, film director, and painter. His identity is still unknown, but there are different things that are leading people to think he is ...

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Banksy is such a unique person. He is an amazing street artist, he has a flipped lifestyle, and he still just wants to be noticed. That seems to be a common dream in this world and found in a lot of people. We all want to be noticed and who can blame someone for that. I still find it amazing that his identity is still unknown and yet his art is everywhere. I am just surprised that this guy who is so interested in getting his word out does not have his true name out in the world. He has inspired so many people by being a free spirit and painting what he believes and those who express their selves through art look up to Banksy for his street art. Banksy, or Robin Gunningham, is a legend and his work should never become covered up or forgotten.

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"Banksy." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, n.d. Web. 08 Feb. 2015.

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