TIMEPLACE The time is 1919-1920. This time of the setting is important and adds meaning to the story because, thats when people and mostly Russians didnt like Jewish. The story takes places from Berdichev to America. The place of the setting adds meaning and is important because, is where the problems happened and the things in the story.
The symbolic thing in the story is the Pushkin. The book that her cusin Tovah gave to Rifka. Rifka writes the letters to her cusin in this book (Pushkin) and reads the poems inside it. It also reminds her of her cusin Tovah and makes her feel close to her. Symbolism <3
My recommendation of this book is that is very interesting and good to read, because is the life of a young girl that struggles a lot and has a lot of problems in her life…….. You guys should read it.
RIFKA HIAS LADY Tall Dark eyes Skinny ADJECTIVES Helpful Kind Faithful Blond hair Jewish Curly hair ADJECTIVES Nice Brave Talented I picked this adjectives for her, because as i read the story i thought they descibed her. This adjectives are good to describe Rifka, because she is brave for staying without her family, talented because she talks good Russian without a Jewish accent and, nice because she is nice to people.
Rifka is a 12 year old Jewish girl that lives with her family in a regiment in Berdichev. They want to scape and go to America, but they need to be careful, because if the Russian army finds out about there plan to go to America they can kill them. They follow there plan and they get to the train with no problem. When they get to the Polish border they have to get down the train so a doctor can examine them. The doctor is sick and what he has is contagious. She gets sick and slowly the hole family except her brother Saul, they have to wait until they all get better. When they cure they continue there journey. They get to Warsaw to buy there ticket and go to America. Rifka is not allowed to buy a ticket, because the doctor has diagnosed her with ringworm…………………………..
The main conflict in the story is when Rifka gets diagnosed by the doctor that she has ringworm. She is not allowed to buy a ticket to go to America until she cures. I think the tipe of conflict is man vs self and man vs society.
THE POINT OF VIEW IS THAT THE JEWISH PEOPLE HAD A VERY HARD LIFE. IF THE POINT OF VIEW CHANGES. THE STORY WOULD CHANGE COMPLIITELY, BECAUSE THATS KINDA WHAT THE STORY IS ABOUT.
America the girl repeated. What will you do there?. I was silent for a little time I will do everything there, I answered. THEME TRY TO DO WHAT EVER YOU CAN TO ACHIVE YOUR DREAMS.