From The Merchant of Venice to Daniel Deronda and finally to Unorthodox, the literary
tradition of the Jewess has endured. She is virtuous, redeemable, capable of transcendence in
religion or the arts, and a positive contrast to her male counterparts. For a brief moment, in the
case of Mirah Lapidoth, she is steadfast to her faith. Ultimately, however, in the contemporary
character of Esty Shapiro, she conforms to the longstanding literary tradition before her. (from Conclusion).