Everything you need to understand or teach Sabbath's Theater by Philip Roth.
Sabbath's Theater tells the story of aging puppet master Mickey Sabbath, who embarks in search of a suitable ending for his ignominious life's story. Sabbath, at age sixty-four, finds himself dispossessed of his job, his home and his wife through a series of poor choices driven by his aggressive libido and thirst for revenge. Sabbath sees life from the perspective of an author writing a black comedy. He takes nothing seriously. He chooses each action and word for its shock value, which Sabbath finds immensely entertaining. He sees life as a big show and himself as the puppet master pulling the strings. The purpose of his act is to shock and entertain, but he considers the misery of others entertaining. His purpose is to put on a show and he doesn't consider the pain he causes.
The turning point that propels Sabbath to write the conclusion of his...
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