How does the fiddler on the roof represent the instability that the Jewish villagers in Anatevka live with on a regular basis?
Explain how the times when Tevye speaks to the audience, and also to God, work well to advance the story in the absence of a narrator.
Compare and contrast Tevye and Golde's five daughters. How does each one break the traditional mold?
Compare and contrast Tzeitel's two suitors, Motel the tailor and Lazar the butcher.
1. Why does the village overwhelmingly think that Tzeitel would be better off with Lazar?
2. How does Motel prove to be a good husband?
Provide three examples showing how traditions are changing in Anatevka.
1. What serves as a catalyst for change in each case?
2. Does each change benefit anyone? Explain.
How does humor ease the hardships the villagers experience on a daily basis? Write a detailed analysis using at least three examples...
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