The story shows that Eva was a very noble, hard working lady. She bore all difficulties with patience and courage. Even when she faced starvation, she never debased herself nor begged anything from anyone. She had also taught and trained her daughters to be patient and peaceful in hardships. She seems to have a firm belief that things will improve and a better time will come. She did not want to become a dependent upon Rosen or anyone else. She tried to work harder in order to improve her business. She took pains in keeping the store neat and tidy. She wanted to look after her children herself and did not get married to avoid any problem for her children. She did not like to be pitied by other people and tried her best to live an independent and honorable life.
Eva is a representative character that shows how Polish refugees struggled hard to survive in a strange country