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Salvation in The Magic Barrel

DOI: 10.4236/oalib.1104888, PP. 1-4

Subject Areas: Literature

Keywords: Bernard Malamud, The Magic Barrel, Salvation, Rebirth

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Abstract

Salvation and rebirth are classical themes in Jewish fictions. The Magic Barrel depicts the life of different characters, showing their transformation from suffering to salvation. Researching the salvation can help readers to understand this novel better. So through analyzing three characters’ transformations, this article researches the salvation in The Magic Barrel, and reveals that kindness and love are the origins of salvation.

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Xiong, J. (2018). Salvation in The Magic Barrel. Open Access Library Journal, 5, e4888. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.4236/oalib.1104888.

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