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Thread #140865   Message #3239117
Posted By: MorwenEdhelwen1
14-Oct-11 - 07:12 PM
Thread Name: BS: Racial stereotypes in retellings?
Subject: RE: BS: Racial stereotypes in retellings?
Well, I don't know if Dickens consciously intended Fagin to be a negative Jewish stereotype, but I think he was drawing on Jewish stereotypes to create a Jewish character, who was based on newspaper stories and possibly other things that he had read. But I do know that this story isn't really a faithful retelling of it as of Oliver Twist in a crime story style, set in a retro-futuristic world.