Apr 9, In the short story “A Sweat-Shop Romance” by Abraham Cahan, the author underlines two common themes, fear and opportunity. Unlike your. A Sweat-Shop Romance by Abraham Cahan. This short story captures tensions and drama between cramped spaces and the release of romance that some. “A Sweat-Shop Romance” by Abraham Cahan. Click the Youtube Video before Reading! Think about Heyman when listening to this song.:D.

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Many times fear comes into our lives and we allow it to become a stumbling block inhibiting our ability to see certain opportunities that may arise. Rather, the happy ending comes when David, who is fearless yet quiet, takes advantage of an opportunity when it is presented.

From the beginning of the short story, Cahan portrays that Heyman is attracted to Beile and vice versa. Heyman uses every opportunity to walk her home, take her out to balls, and even out for picnics.

Although he is very open about his feelings for Beile, she continues to question his feelings because he does not propose when the opportunity presents itself. Instead, his fear of rejection limits his lifelong possibilities.

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In addition, Heyman shows his cowardice by not defending Beile during sbraham confrontation with Zlate Leizer. Although this act does not discourage Beile from waiting for Heyman, he does not have the heart to confront her after David came to her defense. Unlike Heyman, he does not allow the right opportunity to escape his grasp. It seems that David may have known more about Beile than Heyman.

As David defends Beile at the shop against Mrs. Leizer, he portrays bravery and deserves admiration for his action. Fear is not a factor for David.

The idea of being jobless is not a concern for David. In fact, he is certain that he will find better jobs for the both of them. David, then, receives total support from Beile, and when he walks away from the business she remains by his side. In the end, when Heyman finally faces his fears, he realizes he misses his opportunity. Time after time, he allows his fear to control his fate.


He loses focus of the prize and focuses solely on the superficial.

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Now the romantic relationship transitions into David and Beile, leaving Heyman without the love of his life and David steals his happy ending. You are commenting using your WordPress. You are commenting using your Twitter account. You are commenting using your Facebook account. Notify me of new comments via email.

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