The Arrogant Beggar by Anzia Yezierska is a fictional story based in Progressive Era (1900 – 1920) New York City. In what ways does Yezierska’s novel shed light on the experiences of the “other” during this period?

Arrogant Beggar Paper

Due: May 7, 2017, 8:00 PM

Arrogant Beggar Paper Prompt

Due: Turn in electronically using Canvas by Sunday, May 7, 2017 by 8pm

 

Page Length Requirement: 4 pages double-spaced

 

Prompt: 

The Arrogant Beggar by Anzia Yezierska is a fictional story based in Progressive Era (1900 – 1920) New York City. In what ways does Yezierska’s novel shed light on the experiences of the “other” during thisperiod? More generally, to what extent does Adele’s story coincide with and/or differ from the experiences of other “others” from earlier time periods? (For the latter question, consider the experience of at least one other group in at least one earlier period). A good essay will seamlessly connect broad historical forces to specific scenes in the novel.

 

It’s basiclly comparing and contrast.

Example of others will be Irish, Native American, and Hispanic

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