Bernard Malamud Essays
Freedom and Responsibility in The Fixer 11th Grade
Bernard Malamud’s The Fixer depicts the constant tribulations of Yakov Bok during the pre-Russian Revolutionary era. The plot follows the life of Jewish repairman: Yakov Bok, in finding an occupation that will allow him to venture off into a world...
Separation of the Past and Present: Malamud's Integral Use of Setting in The Fixer
"Life is a tragedy full of joy." The view advanced by Bernard Malamud, while somewhat morbid, is mirrored in his life's work. To express the futility of life in Russia, Malamud creates a setting which seems entirely removed from this century....
The Human Hero: Arthurian Parallels and a Personal Quest in 'The Natural' College
Being involved in a story or a moment of mythic proportions is one thing – being aware of it is another. In sport, significant moments often write themselves through the narrative of a game, where the victors are heroes, and the losers are...