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  • Chance On Tv
    767 words
    "Being there" is a story of a man named Chance who knew nothing other than gardening and what he saw on television. His actions, judgement's, and thoughts were all a reproduction of his experiences with television shows and gardening. After being backed up into by a limousine driver Chance became the focus of America's daily news. Although not being able to read or having any common knowledge about the outside world Chance uses his knowledge of gardening and what he sees on television to help hi...
  • Beachfront Travel
    297 words
    Beachfront travel 2303 NW. Island drive Bahamas, 45367-1234 (454) 345-6789 Fax: (454) 302-3423 November 17, 2002 Ms. Linda Duke 800 University Drive Maryville, MO 64468 Dear Ms. Duke: Beachfront Travel has been dedicated to customer satisfaction for over a decade now and has achieved this goal by giving its customers excellent chances to travel at extremely low costs. We hope that you and your family enjoyed your week long trip with nothing but fun in the sun down here in the Bahamas. It was gre...
  • Chance In Gods Point Of View
    877 words
    Chance in PhilosophyBoethius' "The Consolation of Philosophy" demonstrates many thoughts and ideas that Boethius had while he was imprisoned at Ravenna. Boethius wrote of his "conversations" with lady Philosophy, who came to help cure him during his sentence. Throughout the book, she explained (or reminded) Boethius of many things such as the nature of power and the nature of fame. Many things that she explains in the beginning of the book can be summed together with the thought that God governs...
  • Chance's Practice For Real Life
    627 words
    Being There is the story of Chance, a simple gardener turned American media hero. He seems to know nothing but television and gardening. His thoughts and judgments are products of television and his gardening experience. Yet through his simple mild mannered ways he unintentionally becomes the center of America's business news. The author of Being There, Jerzy Kosinski said "To read a novel is to practice for real life. Fiction doesn't change anybody's life, it merely hints at the different ways ...
  • Chance The Gardener In Kosinski's Third Novel
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    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) Kosinski was later reuni...
  • Chance On Television
    2,207 words
    In the film Being There, Director Hal Ashby very effectively makes a satirical comment on the effect of television's impact on society. Chance, the central character in the spoof, is a mentally challenged man who has lived his entire life enclosed by the walls of his rich master's luxurious townhouse that isolate him from the actualities of the real world. He passes his days in a totally routine manner, tending the master's garden, watching television and being fed by a black servant. Any need t...
  • Relationship Between Eve And Chauncey
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    "Being There is the 1979 film adapted from the novel by Jerzy Kozinski. The movie stars Peter Sellers as a simple-minded man named Chance, who has spent all of his life isolated in a Washington, D.C. townhouse. Chance occupies himself by watching television and tending to the garden. Everything he knows about life has been learned from TV. While watching, he learns small details about interacting with people like shaking hands and verbal expressions. Chance knows what he needs to know for his da...

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