n 750 words, discuss Philip Roth’s approach to Jewish identity in Goodbye Columbus, “Conversion of the Jews”, and “Defender of the Faith”. How does being Jewish inform the characters and their sense of self? You are free to argue that Roth’s texts are more about a general sense of finding the self, of course, but be sure that your thesis covers why he would use discussions about Judaism in each of the texts (I’m definitely not discouraging you from this point of view, you just need to be sure you cover all of your bases with it). You might focus on the main characters or on a scene in each text which transmits Roth’s larger message.
Please consult the “Guide to Response Papers” posted in the Information section to make sure that your response conforms to my expectations (hint: you need to analyze quotes from each of the texts in order to get a good grade). You are not expected to talk about the other texts we’ve read so far but you can if you wish.
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