The Captive Mind Character Descriptions

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Character Descriptions

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...

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