The Captive Mind Character Descriptions

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Czeslav Milosz

This writer was born in Lithuania and lived under regimes of capitalism, Nazism, and socialism. He did not wholeheartedly accept socialism and eventually left Poland for the west when the literary style of socialist realism was imposed.

Karl Marx

This philosopher and author of the Communist Manifesto and Das Kapital analyzed capitalization using the method of dialectical materialism to show how labor was exploited under that system.

Beta

This man's poetry reflected the life in wartime Warsaw. In 1943, he was arrested by the Gestapo and sent to the concentration camp of Auschwitz and then to Dachau, where he was liberated by the Americans.

Gamma

This character was raised in the country around Vilna, Lithuania, but became an official of the new Polish government, serving as an ambassador to a Western country.

Delta

This poet, who had a problem with alcoholism, was...

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