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Thread #140865 Message #3240667
Posted By: McGrath of Harlow
18-Oct-11 - 06:35 AM
Thread Name: BS: Racial stereotypes in retellings?
Subject: RE: BS: Racial stereotypes in retellings?
All depends how you do it. Fagan as Dickens portrays him is not simplistically villainous. There's an implied backstory of desperation and survival.
Ikey Solomon's life and career was so very different from Fagan's that it'd be a very different story - more especially if you are shifting into a very different period and society, in which the position of Jews is very much changed.