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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 16, 2002

    "Growing Pains"

    "Proffy", short fr Professor, is a twelve and a half-year-old boy living in Jerusalem in 1947, on the eve of Israeli statehood. He desires to be a "Panther in the Basement", i.e, a freedom fighter for the Jewish State, taking as his models, movie stars from fictional films of the forties. His zeal is accidentally thwarted by his clandestine friendship with a British soldier who, in the guise of teaching him English in exchange for lessons in Hebrew,communicates the humanity of the enemy. When Proffy's relationship with a member of the occupying army is discovered, he is termed a traitor by his peers and is put on trial. Proffy struggles to maintain his membership in the secret organisation of his friends while holding on to his personal tie with the British. How the boy deals with his conflicting emotions along with his awakening awareness of the opposite sex is a story told with humor and virtuosity by the prize-winning novelist. As Oz mixes the present with the past, and contrasts the boy's coming of age with the birth of the state of Israel. the reader is made aware the growing pains of both subjects.

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