The beginning of Chapter 11 continues the somber tone of Chapter 10

The beginning of Chapter 11 continues the somber tone of Chapter 10

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The beginning of Chapter 11 continues the somber tone of Chapter 10. School begins for Reuven  and Danny, and they are too busy with schoolwork to talk in person, although they talk often on the  telephone. Reuven says that he and Danny never get to discuss Danny's reading Freud, a comment  he also made in Chapter 10. All Reuven knows is that Danny's reading has upset Danny. Without  someone with whom to discuss what he's studying, Danny apparently is becoming depressed and  retreating even further from the secular world than before he and Reuven became friends. For  example, when Reuven calls Danny following the end of the Battle of the Bulge, in January 1945,  and asks him what he thinks about the battle, Danny answers "vaguely" and immediately wants to  know when he and Reuven can get together. President Roosevelt's death on April 12, 1945, has a deep emotional effect on Reuven, as it does on 
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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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