The main character of Kosinski's novel is Chance, a...
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... has become engrossed in television to a point where television no longer is fictional. The programs now are predominantly about reality. Society has accepted a reality based on what they see on television. Education is no longer about going out and experiencing the world for yourself, rather about shoving information down a students throat, in hopes that the student can then regurgitate is back out onto a piece of paper for a grade. Kosinski sheds light on this problem and shows that is it is not fixed, the many ignoramuses in the world could control the way we live our lives. Some may even say that many of the leaders in society today are much like Chance, appearing to the public that they are much more intelligent than they actually are.
Johnson, and Reath. Ethics. Belmont: Thomson, 2004.
Kosinski, Jerzy. Being There. New York: Grove P, 1970.
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