WS_PromisedLand_.docx - ENGL 2363 Gabrielle Young Name Worksheet Antin Selections from The Promised Land 1 How does Antin reflect on her life in

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ENGL 2363 Name_________________________ Worksheet Antin, Selections from The Promised Land 1. How does Antin reflect on her life in Polotzk (Russia) and America? Using the chart below, compare and contrast Antin’s portrayal of her experiences in the Old World and the New World . What words/images (identify at least 3 ) does Antin use to reflect on these experiences? What is the significance of these differences? What do they suggest about Antin’s immigrant identity? OLD WORLD (POLOTZK) NEW WORLD (AMERICA) SIGNIFICANCE/IMMIGRA NT IDENTITY Feathered beds Lean mattress In Russia they were treated high class and now in America (The land that was supposed to offer more opportunities and wealth) they are given only the bare minimum. Clothes made out of velvet, silk and fine woollen Clothes made out of cotton They were accustomed to wearing the finest clothing and now they are wearing clothes made out of a cheap fabric. Nothing was free Everything was free America had great things to offer them, and they could obtain it just by asking. Unlike in Russia where
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