Analysis Of Sara Smolinsky 's ' Bread Givers ' Essay

2205 Words Oct 7th, 2016 9 Pages
Women have been fighting for many generations to fulfill their dreams into an unequal society. Sara Smolinsky is an example of someone who fought for her dreams and went far with them. She became very successful and no matter how much she struggled, she never gave up. In the novel, “Bread Givers” she defied the stigma of being a woman, injustice and traditions.
Her life begins as the younger sister of four girls; her father was an Orthodox rabbi and her mother a woman who followed her home country traditions. The family emigrated from Poland to New York in the 1920s. For the family, the American dream was to leave Poland and for Mr. Smolinsky not to become a Tsar’s soldiers because he was a holy man. They found themselves living in poverty. Ultimately, it was Mrs. Smolinsky responsible of feeding the family, her traditions would let Mr. Smolinsky to be responsible of his learnings and spend many hours reading the Torah. Sara’s sisters couldn’t find a job, and Sara begged her mother to let her work in order to help the family. But her mother refused by saying she is very young. On the other hand her sister Bessie, the oldest sister tells her mother to let Sara to try to do it at least she could earn money for a loaf of bread, without her mother having time to react Sara took the last twenty five cents and buys herrings. She sold the herrings at double the price of what she paid for at that moment she felt useful and prideful of saving the family going without food for…

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