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Sunday in the Park

By Kiddler Apr 23, 2013 384 Words
Montey Jones
College Writing
Dr. William Hobbs
13 March 2013
Bel Kaufman-“Sunday in the Park”
An ironic story of how peace, happiness and well-being are affected by other people’s attitudes. This short story produced many forms tone and styles to corrupt the readers mind to change the prospective of the author. Also this short story ignites a moral of honesty.

Bel Kaufman was born 10 May 1911, Berlin, Germany. She is the granddaughter of famed Yiddish writer Sholom Aleichem, on whose stories Fiddler on the Roof is based. Kaufman was raised in Odessa and Moscow before emigrating to the U.S. in 1924 at age twelve. Despite knowing no English when she came to the U.S., she graduated from South Side High School (New Jersey). In 1929 she went on to earn her B.A. magna cum laude from Hunter College 1934 and her M.A. from Columbia University in 1936. Kaufman married Sydney Goldstein in 1940 and their two children, Jonathan Goldstein and Thea Goldstein; the couple later divorced. She taught high school English for many years, was assistant professor of English at the City University of New York and lecturer at the New School for Social Research, and has taught creative writing seminars and workshops at the University of Florida and the University of Rochester and other institutions. A novel based on her experiences as a New York City high school teacher, which was made into a play as well as movie starring Sandy Dennis. She is also the author of Love writing a novel about coping with the breakup of a marriage. This is the author’s background this will explain a lot about how she writes and why she writes da way she does.

“Sunday in the park,” expressed how abstract the author Bel Kaufman was as she wrote this short story by the imagery directing the novel. For instance she wrote, “It was still warm in the late-afternoon, and the city noises came muffled through the trees in the park.” Just this line alone expresses the type of author Kaufman was and it also show a mere image of her life. “Every day isn’t a sunny day but when you have one enjoy it,” the title of this short story even correlates with the quote Sunday

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