Bread Giver Rhetorical Analysis

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“Bread Givers” Sara’s father, Moses is an old fashioned, self centered selfish man who brings his beliefs, culture, religion, and costumes to the New World. Coming from Poland as Jewish immigrants to a neighborhood in the Lower East Side tenement in New York City, Moses an Orthodox rabbi, only worries are about the study of the Torah. Even though they have no money to pay rent, and his entire family is struggling for money to buy a piece of bread, he puts no effort into overcoming the financial difficulties his four daughters and wife are living. Nevertheless, Sara and her four sisters aspire to the American dream. My understanding of gender roll is that Moses underestimates women and thinks they are inferior to men. He thinks women are only good to serve and do chores for men and treats all his daughters with the same mentality. For example, when her father did not accept prayers from his daughters because God would not listen to them for been females, and that heaven was only for men because women did not have the brains capable to study the Torah. At some instances her father’s statements, I found very funny and…show more content…
Bessie’s sense of duty to her father keeps her from accepting Berol’s proposal and running away with him. Jacob Novak obligation to his father keeps him away from Masha and breaks her heart. Masha’s family class compared to Novak’s was different. Novak’s father was rich. The book says that a cuff button of his suit was more expensive than the entire house where Marsha and her family lived. Because of their obligation to family, both Bessie and Masha lose the people they want be with. However, on Masha’s side after enduring years of her father’s mistreatment, Bessie nearly works up the courage to escape, only to be held back by the feeling that she is the only person truly willing to take care of the

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