If the parents believe that their daughter's role in life is to be a wife/mother, why are they so proud that she is a "teacherin?"
Describe Sara's struggle between her obligations to her father and her obligations to self once her mother dies?
Why is Sara so bothered by her "step mother?"
What would you say are the central differences between Sara and her father? Are these the result of typical generational differences or immigrant status?
11. How would you describe Yezierska's connection to the old world? to the new world?
According to Yezierska, how do Jewish women encounter the old world and try to reconcile it with the new? Why does Sara leave home and stay away for six years? How does Sara respond to being cut off from her culture and past?
Describe Sara's mother's life? Is she bitter? Why does she live like this?
How does Sara's (and other women's) experiences in the marketplace/earning a living set them apart from the men?