Bread Givers HY 104
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Bread Givers I Introduction and Book I 1 29116 gt gt gt gt gt gt gt gt gt The book is written by Anzia Yezierska From Poland in 1890 She ends up in the lower east side of NYC She is in the Ghetto Bread Givers is published in 1925 She is writing about her peoplequot and her life This book was pulled from an archive She created characters that are based on her life and her experiences as an immigrant What is the book about A PolishRussianIewish family who moves to New York searching from freedom Sara Smolinsky o Represents Anzia 0 She is a worker 0 She enjoys working because she gets money Americanized idea 0 She wants to rise in the society 0 She represents the tension between the old world and the new 0 What it means to be American 0 She sees the world around her and strives to be more American 0 She always talks about how she wants to become a personquot Mashah o Selfish o Spends her money on herself she bought herself her own toothbrush a bar of soap and towel 0 Falls in love with the pianist Iacob dad says he is not right because he plays on the Sabbath 0 Dad sets her up with Moe the diamond dealer but he was in jewelry retailer and becomes a shoe clerk o Moe spends the money on himself like Mashah gt Bessie o Hardworler o Burden bearer 0 She takes care of everybody 0 She gives all of her wages to her father 0 Falls in love with Berel o Reb wants Berel and Reb wants Berel to pay him a dowry since Bessie is his main source of income 0 Ends up with a fishpeddler gt Reb Father 0 Studies the Torah all day everyday 0 Very old worldquot and traditional 0 Represents the old world 0 Overbearing gt Mother o Engages in marketplace o Peddler and bargainer o Responsible for taking care of the children and the family gt Fania o Goes to night school 0 Falls in love with poet 0 Reb sets her up with a man from LA and he ends up being a gammbler gt Old World 0 Jewish background and culture in Polish Russia 0 Traditional gender roles and family dynamics 0 Women are subservient to the father 0 Women cannot be accepted into Heaven without men gt New World 0 America 0 Society of upward mobility 0 Choose who to marry o The idea of love 0 You can do things for individual satisfaction not just for supporting the entire family
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