Yezierska's Stories Context - Lower East Side Culture

New York’s Lower East Side is a physical setting that encompasses the loss of culture and the notions of cultural assimilation and acculturation that were imposed on immigrants. Yezierska’s work primarily focuses on the struggles that awaited immigrants, particularly of Jewish immigrant women. The implication of the conditions of the Lower East Side are reflected through the characters of her works, of who Yezierska is known for portraying in a realistic light.