Character Study – Anzya

Published August 10, 2015 by rochellewisoff

“‘Stir the stew every ten minutes, Princess. Don’t let it burn.’ With a threatening scowl Anzya shoved past her nearly upsetting the laundry. Her mouth made a thin line under her narrow nose. She secured a black shawl over her kerchief.

            “The sour woman seldom spoke and never smiled. Perhaps she had no teeth. When Havah asked Ulrich about her he said she was as much of a mystery as when she first came to work for him a year ago.”

                        ~~Taken from Please Say Kaddish for Me by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

Original Artwork © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

Original Artwork © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

Ulrich’s kitchen is completely Kosher because he’s given his Jewish cook, Anzya, free rein. For reasons Havah, doesn’t understand, he is compassionate toward the bitter woman even though she returns his caring with animosity.

            Anzya regards Havah with disdain and sarcastically calls her Princess.  

            At one point in the story, in a fit of anger she asks Havah, “How can you be so friendly to him? How can you let him touch you?”

            “Ulrich? Why don’t you like him?”

            “He’s a goy. Isn’t that reason enough?”

            Anzya will soon understand that Ulrich isn’t just another gentile, nor is Havah a pampered princess.

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Rochelle

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10 comments on “Character Study – Anzya

  • You’ve drawn her too pretty! 😡
    Her nastiness drove me nuts – to agree to work for a goy when you are so bitter against them felt hypocritical (I felt there was more to her story!) Of course her attitude flip was more than welcome!

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    • Dear Dale,

      I love it that you’re that involved with these characters who, at least in my mind, are real. Perhaps I did make her too pretty. My husband said he pictured her uglier. Somehow I didn’t really picture her as being as ugly on the outside as she was on the inside. Perhaps that’s my Pollyanna side. 😉

      Just wait until you read more about Zelda in the next book.

      Thank you for commenting.

      Shalom,

      Rochelle

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      • They feel real to me too! I don’t know why I had that assumption! (I also thought her older!)
        Can’t wait for the next one!
        I absolutely love these character studies, btw!

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  • You brought the character to life in a visual way I didn’t see her. However, after “getting to know her” via the book, it makes her character even more real and reveals the complicated personality within her. Great job.

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  • Your writing is as powerful and descriptive as ever.
    This is why the drawing comes as a surprise.
    I don’t know about pretty – at her age she still has the face she was born with – but her expression does look quite gentle.

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    • Dear C. E.

      Perhaps I should’ve painted her expression angrier. It seems I’ve rendered her likeness after her change of heart.

      Thank you for taking the time to read and comment. The support is always most welcome.

      Shalom,

      Rochelle

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