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    GIMPEL THE FOOL With magnificent characterization and an outstanding point of view, the story "Gimpel the Fool", written by Isaac Bashevis Singer, clearly strengthens the age-old thought that repentance and good deeds will be…

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    Gimpel was a fool in a different way Gimpel the Fool is a short story written by Isaac Bashevis Singer. The story is about a bread maker, Gimpel who lives in a small town somewhere in Europe sometime in the early 20. century. Everybody consider Gimpel as a fool and give him seven sobriquet. The people from the town make cruel jokes at Gimpel’s expense. The folk thinks he belives everything they tell him because Gimpel does not say a single word, for example: I do not belive you or You are lying,…

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    innocently-intended “little white lies” and selfishly-maneuvered “whoppers,” whether the untruths are told to oneself or to another. This is exemplified in the stories of Gimpel, in “Gimpel the Fool” by Isaac Bashevis Singer, and Jack, in The Importance of Being Earnest: A Trivial Comedy for Serious People by Oscar Wilde. An orphan dubbed “the Fool,” Gimpel is the target of his town’s (shtetl’s) repeated…

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    There is a charming story tilted Giraffes Can’t Dance by Giles Andreae. In the story, the giraffe is sad because he can't dance like all the other animals. That’s when the cricket shattered his perspective with this jaw dropping quote. He said, “‘ Excuse me’” said a cricket “‘ but sometimes when you’re different you just need a different song’” “‘ Listen to the grass and listen to the trees’” (Andreae). The cricket puts the message of the whole story into one simple sentence. He is telling the…

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    Common Themes In King Lear

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    sympathized with, as Regan scolds him for being a sorry old man and should apologize to Goneril. Lear refuses and urges Regan to allow him to visit her place but she denies him any entry commanding him dismiss all his knights claiming that he does not even need one servant. Lear is outraged and even more so when it is finally revealed to him that Regan and Goneril were in cohorts to betray him. He and the Fool is then casted outside on the heath in the raging storm with madness crouching on in…

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    Ferguson Tamblyn’s theory, all of these misfortunes could have been avoided had King Lear decided to see the truth instead of his own altered reality. Some of his blindness could be explained by his failing mind, but it is pretty clear that he was going to see what he wanted to see, no matter how far from the truth it really was. Over the course of the play, King Lear becomes more and more blind because of the madness taking over his mind. The Fool speaks very bluntly about King Lear and…

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    Nature In King Lear

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    proliferate through the use of metaphor “she has struck me with her tongue…” meaning Gonerill has emotionally hurt him with her harsh words. As well as the technique of a simile “most serpent like upon the very heart” the connotation being that Gonerill has furtively betrayed him. By the daughters upsetting Lear and the accepted state they disrupt the natural world, which is why he calls them “unnatural hags”. At this point I feel Lear’s madness overwhelms his love for his daughters and the play…

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    family, Edgar chooses to be “naked [and] outface the winds and persecutions of the sky” (II.3.11-12). This nakedness is a clear sign of his instable mental state. After meeting Lear, Edgar expresses that a “foul fiend follows [him]” and even saying that the fiend goes “to thy bed and warm thee” (III.4.47-49). Lear, who too becomes naked as this scene progresses, does not see anything wrong with this exchange and appears to speaking rationally with Edgar. For both of these characters, being naked…

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    Stereotypes In The Tempest

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    Trinculo and Stephano have elements that their initial appearance or personality wouldn’t suggest; Caliban has many traits that are unexpected of his character, and at no point does he change due to the demands of the plot for no reason. This is why I don’t think that the statement in the question is a fair assessment of the ‘low characters’ in The Tempest, as they could have just as easily been ‘the fool’ and ‘the savage native’ but instead Trinculo and especially Caliban are two of the more…

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    The Mad Companions: Comparing Edgar and the Fool In King Lear, Shakespeare draws several character parallels. Comparing the individuals that serve similar roles in the play lets the reader better understand the purpose of each individual. Three characters in the play that have a lot in common, and are often compared, are Edgar, the fool, and Cordelia. Because it is speculated that Cordelia and the Fool were meant to be played by the same people, the two characters are often explored as having…

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