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    “The Human Stain” is one of the greatest work and the author Philip Roth also created a wonderful story, which I had a great time by reading it. Roth Philip uses one of the interesting themes in his book such as, love, identity, and also about family. By using these themes in his book he created one of the most interesting American stories. In this book there is a narrator, Nathan Zuckerman who told the story about his friend Coleman Silk, a very successful professor and also a dean at the Athena

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    The attack on the farmhouse that resulted in the rape of his daughter and his near-immolation penetrate every part of his life, even in his work as he subconsciously writes the character of Byron’s daughter Allegra into his opera. A character who he had not intended to incorporate, the voice of Allegra cries ‘Why have you left me? Come and fetch me!’ , eerily paralleling the voice of nightmare-Lucy, and thus he is unable to ignore his grief any longer. In American Pastoral the reader begins to criticise

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    Doctors and Novelists in the Fiction of Philip Roth". The Journal of Popular Culture,vol 28. 1995. Hopkins, Holly, R., Klein, Helen, A., O'Bryant, Kathleen. "Recalled Parental Authority Style and Self Perception in College Men and Women." The Journal of Genetic Psychology, vol.157. 1996 Laupa, Marta. "Children's Reasoning About Three Authority Attributes: Adult Status, Knowledge, and Social Position." Developmental Psychology, vol. 27. 1991. Roth, Philip. Portnoy's Complaint, Vintage Books,

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    Philip Roth- Master of the Double Identity

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    Philip Roth - Master of the “Double Identity” because he suffers from one What influences one's identity? Is it their homes, their parents, their religion, or maybe where they live? When do they get one? Do they get it when they understand right from wrong, or when they can read, or are they born with it? Everyone has one and each identity is unique, or is it? In literature, (or life) religion plays a large role in a character's identity. However, sometimes the writer's own religion and personal

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    America’s... ... middle of paper ... ...of Philip Roth’s novel, it would include the excessive use of overtly sexual language. Farber would make the case that the cultural revolution was not as based on sex as Roth wrote, rather more of a balance between drug use and sex. Furthermore, Farber would state that Roth tends to go off on tangents, straying from the subject at hand on multiple occasions, thus detracting from the story. On the other hand, Roth would criticize Farber’s book, in bringing up

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    Journal Five

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    Operation Shylock: A Confession is a novel written by Philip Roth as a literary device to tell an historical event and his identity through two public figures. The two characters in the book are Philip and Pipik. Throughout the book, Roth uses fiction to relate reality as a literary device so readers can understand the novel. Additionally, the characters Philip and Pipik both share similarities with the author Philip Roth. Furthermore, during class discussion we mentions how it was ironic the author

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    Love and Sports in A Separate Peace and Goodbye, Columbus There is a substantial difference in the way Goodbye, Columbus and A Separate Peace, both published in 1959, address the theme of sex; what there is galore in Philip Roth's novel, is conspicuously absent in the work of John Knowles. Apparently, sexuality was still a taboo at the time, and both books treat it as such: e.g., the discovery that their daughter is no longer a virgo intacta topples the world of the older Patimkins in

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    Roth: The Stain of Mankind

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    It is these experiences and how you react to them that shapes and gives you your character. The Human Stain, a novel by Philip Roth is a detailed account of the past of the characters and how the choices that they made build them to be the person that they are today. Everyone has things that they are not proud of from their past. These are essentially the human stains that Roth used as a foundation for The Human Stain. These stains are not limited to a specific person, gender, race, or even society

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    Fear In Everyman

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    Philip Roth's Everyman relives the story of the unnamed protagonist who is faced with every person's fear of illness and their inevitable death. Everyman's fear began at the age of nine when he was admitted to a hospital for a routine hernia surgery. It is this fear of illness and death which slowly became a crippling fear, driving wedges between him and people he cared about in his personal life. The fear almost becomes an obsession; he begins basing his life off how healthy he is. Because of him

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    Post-modernist Literature In the Fall of last academic year I taught a Comparative Literature 1B class entitled "Ghosts, Doubles, and Divided Selves." As the semester drew to a close we were preparing to read the final text on the syllabus, a novel by Philip Roth entitled The Counterlife. Appearing rather simple on the surface, it is in fact a novel of great complexity, especially on the level of narrative structure. In presenting a very "postmodern" novel, I wondered what approach to take to ensure that

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