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What are the themes of Goodbye, Columbus? What characterization or symbolism support...

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babifat16 | Student, Grade 11 | (Level 3) eNoter

Posted October 2, 2012 at 5:00 PM via web

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What are the themes of Goodbye, Columbus? What characterization or symbolism support those themes? 

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litteacher8 | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Distinguished Educator

Posted October 2, 2012 at 9:17 PM (Answer #2)

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One of the most important themes of the stories is class differences.  Since Neil and Brenda are from different social classes, they do not have an equal relationship.  Neil, who is poor, cannot see himself as an equal to Brenda's richer family and considers himself in competition with them.

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