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In a discussion about art between Asher and his father, his father says, “Asher, you have a gift. I don’t know if it is from the Ribbono Shel Olom or from the Other side. If it is from the Other side, then it is foolishness, dangerous foolishness, for it will take you away from Torah and from your people and lead you to think only of yourself”(109). In addition to talking to him, his father talks to the Rebbe and Asher’s teachers to also influence him towards Torah and away from art. Therefore Asher is getting mixed feeling from the two closest people to him, leaving him no other choice but to pursue after his dreams. On his path of becoming an artists, Asher learns valuable lessons from Jacob Kahn, which leads him contradict both his parents. In order for Asher to become the best artist he can, he must forget about everyone else and draw from his heart. Jacob Kahn makes him realizes this when he says, “As an artist you are responsible to Jews?... Listen to me, Asher Lev. As an artist you are responsible to no one and to nothing, except the truth as you see it. Do you understand? An artist is responsible to his art” (218). Asher
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then on begins to live life for himself and not for other by focusing only on art. His father is upset with his decision and causes them to have turmoil in their relationship. In
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