MJL Response #3 - Wyatt McCallum October 9, 2011 Professor...

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Wyatt McCallum October 9, 2011 Professor Gealy Modern Jewish Literature Response Paper #3 For the this response paper I read “America and I” by Anzia Yezierska. This is the first bit of quintessential writing we’ve read that is an immigration narrative. I find this kind of writing interesting because of the human drama involved. Immigrant writers have amazing stories to tell, and Yezierska tells hers with passion. While “America and I” contains many typical elements of immigrant narratives, there are also some things that set it apart. We expect upon reading the opening paragraphs that Anzia will have her dreams smothered by reality. We know times were tough for immigrants at the turn of the century, and Anzia comes across as more idealistic than the typical immigrant too. We can even predict that in the end, she feels embittered about how American seems to have ignored her. Her pessimistic and jaded tone echoes throughout the narrative. However, Anzia’s tale is still interesting because although most immigrant stories revolve around the same conflict or making
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This note was uploaded on 02/06/2012 for the course COMP LIT 200 taught by Professor Marshagealy during the Fall '11 term at Northwestern.

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MJL Response #3 - Wyatt McCallum October 9, 2011 Professor...

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