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Anzia Yezierska's Short Story 'The Lost Beautifulness'

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The life of immigrants living on the Lower East Side in the late 1800s early 1900s was tough. Coming to a new country itself is difficult. Immigrants didn’t have much to begin with. Most of them had jobs that allow them to barely live. Anzia Yezierska’s short story “The Lost ’Beautifulness’” depicts the immigration experience. The experience of the characters represents the experience of living immigrants of the twentieth century. They had a different type of living conditions, type of work, social and legal injustice, and daily struggle faced by the characters in the short story. “The Lost ’Beautifulness’” took place during world war 1. Hannah Hayyeh, the main character, saved pennies in order to paint her kitchen white. Her purpose behind
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