Zlateh the Goat - Point of View

Updated: 12/5/2018
Zlateh the Goat - Point of View
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Zlateh the Goat Lesson Plans

Zlateh the Goat by Isaac Bashevis Singer

Lesson Plans by Elizabeth Pedro

Hanukkah is right around the corner and it is unusual that snow hasn’t fallen. Reuven the furrier, a family man who makes fur garments, is not getting enough business and decides to sell Zlateh, the family goat, to the butcher. Aaron is responsible for taking Zlateh to town; his mother wipes her tears and his sisters wail over the loss of their goat. The family says goodbye to the goat and Zlateh licks their hands happily, unaware of what will happen to her.

Zlateh the Goat

Storyboard Description

Zlateh the Goat - Point of View

Storyboard Text

  • You're like a sister to me, Zlateh.
  • Father, did you find them?
  • “And Zlateh would scratch her neck with a horn, shake her white bearded head, and come out with the single sound which expressed all her thoughts, and all her love.”
  • Maaaaa
  • “As for Aaron’s dreams, they were all about warm weather. He dreamed of green fields, trees covered with blossoms, clear brooks, and singing birds.”
  • “Aaron’s family and their neighbors had searched for the boy and the goat but had found no trace of them during the storm. They feared they were lost.”
  • Point of View