If using outside material MLA, if not, not applicable.
Discuss the conflict between tradition and modernity in Bialik’s “alone,” and in Berdichevsky’s “beyond the river.” How do they express the particular moment at the turn of the century that saw the end of the Haskalah and the beginning of the “Revival” or “tehiyyah” period”? How do these works express the speakers/narrators spiritual, psychological and cultural conflicts? In what ways are the speaker/narrator drawn to the world of tradition, and in what ways are they drawn to the world beyond the jewish fold? How do they employ traditional intertexts and symbols to express these conflicts?