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Unformatted text preview: Mr. Malter's history lesson in Chapter 6 also concerns Danny, whom Mr. Malter likens to a historical figure name Maimon. Maimon, eager for knowledge in addition to that contained in the Talmud, studied many world-famous philosophers. Mr. Malter says of him, "He wanted to know what was happening in the outside world." Comparing Danny to Maimon, Mr. Malter notes of Reuven's friend, "But he is a phenomenon. Once in a generation is a mind like that born." However, given his intellectual prowess, Danny is lonely, torn between what is expected of him and what he himself wants to do. Knowing that this conflict exists in Danny, Mr. Malter again commends Reuven for befriending Danny. Concluding his discussion with Reuven, Mr. Malter reaffirms his philosophical belief, "That is the way the world is." Chapter 7 continues the history lesson from the preceding chapter. This time, however, Danny, not Chapter 7 continues the history lesson from the preceding chapter....
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This note was uploaded on 12/05/2011 for the course ENGLISH 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '11 term at Texas State.
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