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Unformatted text preview: When Reuven returns to school for the first time after the ball-game accident, his classmates treat him as a hero. Potok again emphasizes Reuven's new outlook on life and his newfound awareness of the world around him. Reuven comments, "So many things had happened, and everything looked so different." Later, when he visits Danny in the public library, Reuven sees things he's never before taken the time to notice, including the murals on the library's interior walls. What catches his attention the most is a mural depicting Homer, whose eyes seem "glazed, almost without pupils, as if the artist had been trying to show that he had been blind." Reuven's comments about Homer's blind- looking eyes recall the time Reuven spent in the hospital and the concern he has for Billy, the young blind boy with whom he shared a room. Reuven no longer takes his eyesight and, by extension, his life and the people in it for granted, as he did before the ballgame.his life and the people in it for granted, as he did before the ballgame....
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- Fall '11