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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 isnt as rich attractive or even as intelligent as most people People do this without any regard to the peoples feeling and without ever imagining what it is like to be in that persons shoes In Isaac Bashevis Singers Gimpel the Fool a man named Gimpel was harassed and teased because of the fact he was gullible or so the people believed The townspeople looked at Gimpel as if he was a fool which leads to them taking advantage of him but overall Gimpel wasnt as foolish as the people had him out to be Was Gimpel really a fool The townspeople sure thought so The story opens up with Gimpel saying hes a fool but not really agreeing with the statement Gimpel gives his own reason when he says What did my foolishness consist of I was easy to take in Singer 1071 He says this meaning that anything that someone says to him he believes to be the truth no matter how outlandish it may be His life was full of lies that people told him and it made no difference how many times he was made a fool he still let on that he believed them One example and the one where he vows never to be taken in again is when a student came by his bakery and yelled to him that the Messiah has come They claimed his parents were standing at their graves waiting for him to come and Gimpel although not believing a bit of it put on his wool vest and went to see for himself The only thing that he found was the realization that he is the butt of another joke but the worst is still to come After a lifetime of torment the townsfolk thought
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