Focus AUTHOR Arthur Miller kindle Û eBook 9782283019146

ePub ☆ Focus AUTHOR Arthur Miller ò Arthur Miller

ePub ☆ Focus AUTHOR Arthur Miller ò Arthur Miller Written in 1945 Focus was Arthur Miller's first novel and one of the first books to directly confront American anti Semitism It remains as chilling and incisive today as it was at the time of its controversial debut As World War II draws to a close anti Semitism A chilling study into the rise of anti Semitism during the closing stages of the second world war that centres on Mr Newman a personnel manager living with his mother who on a regular basis witnesses the abuse of his neighbours and locals who are of different race and culture but chooses to turn a blind eye and just get on with his life But after he starts wearing glasses he is mistaken for a Jew and persecuted so begins internally to uestion what drives ordinary people to act this way and how can the problem be overcomeMiller is such a better Playwright than a novelist and in generally it shows dealing with a difficult subject matter he handles well but there are so many other pieces of literature out there that do a better job regarding the pre and post war struggles Challenging and truthful but ultimately doesn't really hit you so much on an emotional level

ePub Focus AUTHOR Arthur Miller

Focus AUTHOR Arthur Miller kindle Û eBook 9782283019146 Â Written in 1945 Focus was Arthur Miller's first novel and one of the first books to directly confront American anti Semitism It remains as chilling and incisive today as it was at the time of its controversial debut As World War II draws to a close anti Semitism is a Is alive and well in Brooklyn New York Here Newman an American of English descent floats through a world of multiethnic neighborhoods indifferent to the racism around him That is until he begins wearing glasses that render him Jewish in the eyes of others making Just who is the main character in Arthur Miller's Focus Is is Mr Newman or Mr Finklestein Only if the reader makes Mr Finklestein the main character can you actually see that Arthur Miller thought anti Semitism to be wrong I humbly feel that the real focus of Focus is the persecution of Mr Finklestein for nothing than being Jewish I want to call it shocking how anti Semitic almost the whole cast of characters even Mr Newman are but the real truth is that I know that religious racial and ethnic persecution still exist even in our America today so I can't even feign some surprise in it Arthur Miller is correct in his assessment of the racism and in his indictment of the anti Semitism that existed in the forefront of his time It is true that the amount of and brutality of the hate crimes in the novel are hard to read about They are so hard to read through that the hate crimes could leave a reader so disgusted by those events that they could easily miss the entire point of this novel

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Focus AUTHOR Arthur MillHim the target of anti Semitic persecution As he and his wife find friendship and support from a Jewish immigrant Newman slowly begins to understand the racial hatreds that surround him A strong sincere book bursting with indignation The New York Times Book Revie I came across this novel in a used bookstore and thought the premise sounded fascinating especially since I've been a fan of Miller's dramatic works The story follows Lawrence Newman after he awakes in the middle of the night to hearing a screaming woman being assaulted But since the woman is a minority he largely seems to pay it no mind The bachelor enjoys a home in a white Christian neighborhood and works in New York City and is largely successful until his eyesight gets the best of him and he's forced to get glasses His glasses as he feared make him appear Jewish in the race obsessed world of the World War II 1940s What follows is Lawrence's demise as those around him increasingly suspect him to be a Jew and he becomes subjected to the same cruel realities that he perpetuated just months before Miller's tale is a classic tale of what it's like to live in another man's shoes but also well layered with reflection by Lawrence as he comes to weigh the meaning behind the white supremacist view and how easily it insinuates itself into the minds of the privileged Originally published in 1945 there is so much about this book that resonates with the world today that it could have easily been written as today with only slight adjustments