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Thread #140865 Message #3242877
Posted By: MorwenEdhelwen1
22-Oct-11 - 01:44 AM
Thread Name: BS: Racial stereotypes in retellings?
Subject: RE: BS: Racial stereotypes in retellings?
Kent Davis, Fagin in the Dickens novel is repeatedly referred to as "the Jew". At least, he was in the edition I read. He is not a "religious" Jew, but as MtheGM said, Ikey Solomon (one of the men who inspired the character) was. And he does fit one stereotype the miser who cares only about wealth .
I don't want to offend you, so if I have, I apologise but ,i> have you really never heard of the stereotype that Jews are money-hungry? And even in the musical, where he isn't explicitly a Jew, Fagin is a miser.