Sara's 'Bread Givers': A Narrative Of Her Family

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I can relate to Sara from Bread Givers because she is protective of her family. This protectiveness is first seen in the book when Reb condemns Fania’s and Morris’ relationship, and Sara defends Fania. After intercepting a love letter from Morris to Fania, Reb voiced his disapproval of the relationship, as he believed poets were poor. Meanwhile, Fania did not care about Morris’ wealth; she instead valued the love they felt for each other. Over this disagreement, Reb started a debate in which he treated Fania unfairly. Sara, overhearing the dispute, decided to come to Fania’s defense. She used her father’s own words against him saying “the poorest beggars are happier and freer than the rich”, to prove Reb’s hypocrisy and injustice. In a Jewish family, where…show more content…
She used all of her courage to advocate for Fania, who was not daring enough to do so herself. This proves that Sara was ruthlessly protective of her family because she was willing to break rules to defend her sister.
Similar to Sara, I feel the need to protect my family, especially my sister. Like Fania, my sister does not always advocate for herself because she has fear. I can not help but speak up for my sister when she is being disrespected, just like Sara. One time, my brother was teasing my sister about her boyfriend because he was Asian. He was trying to be funny, but only his immature male mind thought that poking fun at a relationship between a little white girl and a little Asian boy was funny. My sister was hurt by his jokes, but she did not defend
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