A deeper look at Gimple the Fool

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A deeper look at "Gimple the Fool" At one time or another, everyone, in their life, has looked down upon someone because that someone isn't as rich, attractive, or even as intelligent as most people. People do this without any regard to the people's feeling, and without ever imagining what it is like to be in that person's shoes. In Isaac Bashevis Singer's "Gimpel the Fool", a man named Gimpel was harassed and teased because …

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…case, appearing to be gullible. He went on with the jokes because he wanted to. This story is less tragic than most stories that relate to people being tormented all their life, and this goes to show that faith in one's self will overcome someone else's lack of faith. People should think next time they torment another person. Who is really appearing to be the fool, the tormentor or the person receiving the harsh words?