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Compare Gimpel to the lead character in the 1994 Academy Award-winning movie Forrest Gump.

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Research Eastern European shtetls of the late 1800s and early 1900s and discuss similarities between life in the shtetls and in Frampol.

Gimpel is often described as a ''holy fool.'' Find and describe other examples of the "holy fool'' figure in literature. Why do they fit into this category?

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