Sara’s father is a devoted Jew whose entire life …show more content…
Being born into a family or community where women are considered to be the main source of income, she was accustomed to working hard in order to feed her family. This is also the reason why Sara’s father refuses to let any of his daughter marry. At the age of ten, Sara was busy earning for her family and didn’t have any time for herself. Because she was born in a community where women were expected to earn, she worked non-stop giving her father the time to do his reading and teaching the holy Jewish text instead of earning.
Yezierska’s writing style not only depicts the hardship she had to undergo in order to learn English from a janitor’s daughter, but instead her unique writing style transport readers into her world without any pretense or self-withdraw. Sara had an intense passion towards education. In order to pay for school and get good grades, she must ignore her duty towards her family. Sara desires to fit in to the American culture, talk and dress like her peers. She leaves college with a teaching degree and one thousand dollars which she won through an essay contest.
Yezierska did a splendid job in expressing the beauty of Jewish culture and its incapability with early twentieth century urban life. He illustrates the inherent hypocrisy of having one foot in the old world and the other in the