Unformatted text preview: Emma Goldman, a feminist, is another real-life character that Doctorow uses to give us insight as to the political world of that time period. He leads directly into the heart of her work, incorporating the area of sexual politics into anarchism. In reading Ragtime , it is made possible to witness immigration and the life of immigrants through the Tateh, a Jewish immigrant from Latvia. Although this character is fictional, he represents what so many endured with his many hardships and challenges that were common to many immigrants of that time. Through these characters in the story, it is made possible to have a better understanding for the differences in society of that time period. And to recognize how far our nation has come within the different areas of politics, economics, and social aspects since that era....
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- Spring '08
- Ragtime , Time Period, Harry Houdini, E.L. Doctorow