The Oppression Of Anti-Semitism In Literature

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During and after the war, anti-Semitism was still very prevalent, and this prejudice could be seen in literature and people 's attitudes towards Jews. After the war, Jews were still discriminated against as they had been since the days of the Roman Empire. People still excluded them believing they, as non Jews, were better than the Jews. This way of thinking eventually led to the Holocaust and World War II. In the novel, Robert Cohn is a Jew, and when Jake or other characters are annoyed with him, they use the word, “Jew” as an insult. Bill and Jake have a conversation with each other about Robert Cohn and they both agree that he is a nice, but awful. Bill aso says “That Cohn gets me. He’s got this Jewish superiority” (Hemingway 162).

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