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  • Gimpel The Fool
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    Although Gimpel did not die a fool he lived his life primarily as a fool. Singer's use of "Gimpel the Fool" demonstrated two lower levels of the human scale. The first is the coward's ability to justify to himself the reasoning behind his behavior. The second is the crowd's ability to pick out the weakling and exploit him for their own amusement. Gimpel proved he was a fool by all that he did. He allowed himself to be cornered, prodded, and teased yet he never stood up for himself or what he kne...
  • Gimpel The Fool
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    Gimpel the Fool, as he is called by the people of the Jewish town of Fram pol, is constantly ridiculed and poked practical jokes at. Gimpel himself does not believe himself to be a fool, however. He states that people call him that because of his naievity, and not because he is truly stupid and unwise. The rabbi advises Gimpel that it is better to be a fool than evil, for innocence is always the better quality. Before Gimpel manages to get away from the town, the townspeople drive him to marriag...
  • Gimpel The Fool
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    An Analysis of Gimpel The Fool Gimpel the Fool is a story written by Isaac Bashevis Singer. Saul Bellow translated the story I read because the story was written in Yiddish. Gimpel The Fool is a story about a simple man named Gimpel. He is considered by many to be a fool because he is a very gullible man. He is constantly falling for tricks laid out by almost everyone. Gimpel is persuaded to marry Elka, a woman who will wind up using him also. Elka treats Gimpel very poorly. She has "his" child ...
  • Gimpel Story
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    Josh Stanley Mrs. Mc Micheal TR 8 am Priority In the short stories 'Gimpel the Fool" and "Death of a Traveling Salesman" we meet two characters that are vastly different and yet very similar. One is Gimpel, a nave Jew living in Russia that is the joke of the town, Fram pol. The other is R.J. Bowman, a traveling salesman, who is judgmental and rather suspicious about most things. Bowman in the story is very sick and has had a car accident where he needs to retrieve his car from a ditch and receiv...
  • Gimpel Believes
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    In Isaac Bashevis Singer's Gimpel the Fool, Gimpel is treated with no respect from his peers or the society of Frampol where he lives. Gimpel's life has been riddled with tricks and lies from the townspeople for as long as he can remember. No one respects Gimpel or has any sympathy for him and his misfortunes. Gimpel allows himself to be the schlemiel of the town because of his unwillingness to stand up for himself and the truth (Sobeloff 1). Gimpel eventually causes himself so much misery by al...
  • Elka And Gimpel
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    Contrasts of the two main characters in Singer's Gimpel the Fool indicate that they are two totally different people. These contrasts reveal the different natures that both characters show throughout the story. Both Gimpel and his wife Elka are faced with the same situations, but the way they handle these situations can be easily contrasted. The way they are involved with deceptions, their family values, and their personalities are just a few of the main points that can be contrasted. Gimpel and...

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