Jump and Other Stories Themes

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The Madness of Racial Prejudice

Few of the tales in Jump and Other Stories are presented without the element of racial inequality due to racial prejudice. In some stories, such as "Home", "Jump", "Comrades", "The Moment Before the Gun Went Off", "What Were You Dreaming", "Amnesty", and most notably "Keeping Fit", it is a major element in the tale. In other selections it is simply present as a constant aspect of the modern lives presented in these tales.

However, it is important to note that in none of the stories is the subject of racial prejudice presented as anything other than destructive and perhaps insane. None of the characters advocate the practice, and even those that have engaged in it suffer severe regret later. In "Jump", the counter-revolutionary dedicated his life to clandestine efforts to harm the black government in his home country, but he later regrets his actions...

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