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The Ghost Writer Themes

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Themes

Being Jewish

Zuckerman writes a humorous short story about a true event that took place in his family. The story told how one member of the family sued another over money left for the education of a relative's grandchildren. A cousin thought the education ended when the children finished college even though the children wanted to continue on to medical school. The children's mother felt the money should also pay for medical school. The cousin one and wasted the money on a parking structure while the mother worked to pay for her children's medical school cost. When Zuckerman shows this story to his father, whom he has always shared his work with, the father believes the story shows Jew's in a poor light. The father believes that because Zuckerman is Jewish, he should write stories that only show Jews in a good light rather than allow his stories to...

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