In Chapter 2 - InChapter2,'shospitalroom:TonySavo...

Info icon This preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
In Chapter 2, Potok introduces us to the two patients who share Reuven's hospital room: Tony Savo  and Billy Merrit. Tony Savo, in his middle thirties, is a professional boxer who is in the hospital  because of an injury to his right eye. A rather brash but happy-go-lucky man who likes joking with the  nurses, he befriends Reuven; Reuven, however, has trouble understanding Mr. Savo and sometimes  just nods in response to whatever he says. Billy, whom Reuven guesses is ten or eleven years old,  plays a more important role in this chapter. Billy is blind, which greatly upsets Reuven, for Reuven  begins to realize just how lucky he is — he is likely to regain sight in his left eye; Billy will not. Billy's  blindness also affects Reuven's father, David Malter. When Mr. Malter looks at Billy and Billy's father  talking and realizes that Billy is blind, he is momentarily stunned. Reuven notes of his father's 
Image of page 1
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern