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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 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...
  • Gimpel's Mind
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    The Pain in a Simple Man's Life Primary motives are described as needs that a person must meet in order to survive. The most widely recognized of these motives are the needs for food, water, sleep, air, and regulation of body temperature. However, one motive that is commonly overlooked by society is that of pain avoidance. The undesired pain may be stemmed from either physical or emotional situations or a combination of the two. If one is not prepared to eliminate the source of the pain, then he...
  • Conflict Between Gimpel And The Townspeople
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    Adam Kay Professor deals English 220 March 16, 2001 Gimpel's Foolishness In many stories there are series of conflicts with an individual and his society. In "Gimpel the Fool", written by Isaac Bashevis Singer, there is conflict between Gimpel and the society in which he lives in. Gimpel is portrayed as a foolish man who has been getting stepped on by the townspeople ever since he was a child. In "Gimpel the Fool" Singer shows how society can abuse the weakness of one man for their own personal ...
  • Gimpel The Fool
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    Even though romanticism would ask us to find anyway we can to put Gimpel on a pedestal as an example of faith and a good heart, we can't deny that he was a coward to himself and those around him. The little pranks that the village's people would use started in good fun, but quickly turned into a mob mentality to ruin Gimpel's prospects of enjoying a happy life. Gimpel tries to justify himself that he knew in most every event that others were deceiving him, but allowed it for fear that once they ...

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