For this week, you read Brenner’s “Nerves” and and Berdyczewski’s “The Red Heifer”. Both stories deal with hardships faced

For this week, you read Brenner’s “Nerves” and and Berdyczewski’s “The Red Heifer”. Both stories deal with hardships faced by Jewish communities and individuals in the early 20th entury: “The Red Heifer” deals with tensions between rich and poor in a Jewish town, and “Nerves” deals with immigration to another country. Are the stories pessimistic or optimistic about the possibility of overcoming these hardships (they can have opposite views)? Explain your answer. Make sure you discuss details from each story in your answer.

Your submission should be in doc or pdf format ONLY, and be submitted only through blackboard. Write 250-350 words, double spaced (font size 12). A little longer or shorter is fine.