At the start of Chapter 16

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At the start of Chapter 16, Reuven and Danny discuss their period of forced silence. Reuven's  statement "Welcome back to the land of the living" suggests that silence equals death, a theme  further emphasized when we recall Mr. Malter's comments concerning the world's refusal to do  anything that might have prevented the Holocaust. Although the silence between Reuven and Danny  was not as drastic as Danny and his father's extended silence, Reuven learns from the experience  that he hates not being able to communicate with his friend. When he asks Danny how Danny copes  with his father's lack of communication, Danny can only respond, "You learn to live with it." Danny  has no choice but to accept his father's decision not to talk to him except when studying the Talmud.
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