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Compare and Contrast the Depiction of Relations Between Jewish Men and Non-Jewish Women in Hemingway’s the Sun Also Rises (1926) and Fitzgerald’s the Last Tycoon (1940). Were Historical Changes a Factor in the Differences from the Mid-1920s to the Lat

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2. Compare and contrast the depiction of relations between Jewish men and non-Jewish women in Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises (1926) and Fitzgerald’s The Last Tycoon (1940). Were historical changes a factor in the differences from the mid-1920s to the late 1930s?

1. Relations between Jewish men and non-Jewish women in The Sun

2. Relations between Jewish men and non-Jewish women in The last tycoon

3. Things they have in common

⁃ Stahr could have been star and Cohn a hero

⁃ Brett and Katline have in common? Both women out of reach and both men pursue them regardless

4. What changed between the late 20's and the late 30's?

3. Write an interpretation of Zweig’s The Buried Candelabrum as a possible counterpoint to Letter from an Unknown Woman. What relationship might exist between the two works? Refer to other course texts for support as well as encyclopedia information for background on Zweig and Austria/Germany in the 1920s and 1930s.

1. Zweig's background info in AH

2. Common Themes between the Buried Candelabrum and Letter from and Unknown woman

3. What changed between the 20's and the 30's?

5. Explore the nature of American Jewish assimilation in Henry Roth, Hemingway and Fitzgerald, and in The Jazz Singer. Are there significant differences between American Jewish assimilation and European Jewish assimilation and, if so, why?

1. American Assimilation in Roth "Call it sleep"

2. American Assimilation on Hemingway "The Sun also rises"

3. American Assimilation in the Last tycoon

⁃ Comments on the "jazz Singer"

4. Significant difference with European assimilation

⁃ reference to the Kafka "the ape" and "letter to his father"

⁃ reference to Schnitzler's "Dream Story"

Fitzgerald - The last Tycoon

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The Last Tycoon by F. Scott Fitzgerald is a novel about a Hollywood producer who finds himself not only struggling to find love and success in a world of cut-throats, but who is in the ultimate struggle for his own life. The Last Tycoon is Fitzgerald's final work, a novel he was working on at the time of his death. The novel was published after editing by fellow


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