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Thread #140865 Message #3239595
Posted By: MorwenEdhelwen1
15-Oct-11 - 06:13 PM
Thread Name: BS: Racial stereotypes in retellings?
Subject: RE: BS: Racial stereotypes in retellings?
Incidentally, it isn't just modern (ie 21st century people) who are offended by Fagin's portrayal. A short time after Dickens wrote the novel, Jewish readers wrote to him to discuss their opinions of the character. So, the fact that Fagin is a Jewish stereotype (and the character's connection to Isaac Solomon, "Prince of Fences") has been realised for a long, long time. It isn't just something that's only been picked up on recently.