Bread Givers Topics for Discussion

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Why does Sara refuse to gather coal from the neighbors' ashes? What does it say about her personality? What is it that prompts her to go out with her bin and gather again? What does she do to stop the cycle?

Why does Sara want to be a teacher? What sacrifices does she make in order to make it happen?

Describe Reb's matchmaking efforts for the three older daughters. What is it that prompts him to begin that endeavor? What are the results?

What was Reb's attitude towards women? What does he say about Sara when she runs away from home? What does he say differently about Sara after she has achieved her teaching degree? Is it a true reflection of his attitude or is it show for a guest?

Describe the marriages of Bessie, Fania and Mashah. What problems do the three girls...

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