eng oct - English MWF 8-8:50 October 4, 2007 The short...

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English October 4, 2007 MWF 8-8:50 The short story Gimpel the Fool resembles a great deal of irony, forgiveness, and faith throughout the story. Ever since Gimpel was a young boy he was deceived and taken advantage of by the people around him. The main theme of the story is presented when Gimpel approaches the rabbi seeking advice on what to do about his peers and the way they treat him. He said, “It is written, better to be a fool all your days than for one hour to be evil. You are not a fool. They are the fools. For he who causes his neighbor to feel shame loses Paradise himself.” It seems as though this is the way Gimpel lives his life and the message he thinks of before reacting to all the tricks and deception that are placed on him. Irony comes into play a number of times throughout the story. At one point, Gimpel was considering leaving the town altogether but was stopped as everyone in town was matchmaking, and convinced Gimpel they had found a perfect suitor for him. They told him she was virgin pure and she had a bastard, but the child was her little brother. Eventually Gimpel started to believe
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