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Unformatted text preview: We now know that Reb Saunders and not Danny himself decided that Danny could once again talk to Reuven, for Danny says, "The ban has been lifted." What we do not yet know is why Reb Saunders demands silence from his son. Mr. Malter comments to Reuven, "What a price to pay for a soul," but he does not clarify this statement. Danny's decision to enter the field of clinical psychology demonstrates his continuing maturity. He no longer accepts the blanket statement that Freud is God, nor does he embrace experimental psychology. Instead, he finds a middle ground between Freud and experimentation in clinical psychology. He determines to study humans, not rats. The climax of the novel Danny's telling his father that he does not want to become the rabbinic leader of his community is foreshadowed when Reuven asks Danny if Reb Saunders knows of his...
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