Yekl and the Imported Bridegroom and Other Stories of the New York Ghetto Short Essay - Answer Key

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Short Essay Questions Key

1. What does Jake say he did when he came to the United States?

When Jake came to the United States, he changed his name from Yekl to Jake. He also found work with dancing girls. Jake started making plans to bring his wife and son to the United States, but three years later, he has yet to do so.

2. Why do Fanny and Mamie have a conflict with each other?

Fanny and Mamie have a conflict with each other because of Jake. They both like Jake and are jealous when he pays attention to the other girl. Jake prefers Mamie, however, which Fanny seems to be aware of.

3. How does Jake finally decide to bring his wife and son to the United States?

Even though Jake decides it's just a dream to bring his family to the United States, his parents have a proxy write him letters. The letters from Jake's parents criticize his decision. Jake feels guilty, and when he can no longer remember his son's face, he decides to send his wife and son tickets.

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