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Unformatted text preview: Walking back home with Danny following his visit with Reb Saunders, Reuven asks Danny why his father does not speak to him. Danny is as perplexed about his father's refusal as is Reuven: "My father believes in silence . . . . He told me to stop running tohim every time I had a problem." Once Reuven returns home and speaks to his father about Danny's father's silence, Reuven gains a better understanding of why Reb Saunders wanted to speak to him alone, without Danny in the room. Mr. Malter explains to Reuven that Reb Saunders spoke to Reuven knowing that Reuven would then speak to Danny. In this way, Reb Saunders has spoken to his son. However, Potok leaves unanswered as yet why Reb Saunders deals with his son in silence. Reb Saunders cannot talk openly with Danny, but Mr. Malter has open, warm communication with Reuven. Potok again shows openly with Danny, but Mr....
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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.
- Fall '11