The Importance of Respect In Chaim Potok’s The Chosen, Reuven Malter, Danny, and Reb Saunders are three distinct characters that display their amazing, God-given characteristic of respect towards not only their family but also close friends. “Show respect even to those who don’t deserve it; not as a reflection of their character, but as a reflection of yours.” (Dave Willis) Derived from this quote is a good challenger and motivator to people of all religions to show respect and gratitude towards people who might not even deserve it. Reuven Malter displays respect toward his good friend, Danny Saunders, when he deeply studies the writings of psychoanalysis. Danny Saunders also treats not only his friend, Reuven Malter with respect of his religion, but also his father who normally strays away from speaking to his son. Reb Saunders, the father of Danny, has the job of a Jewish rabbi, and must constantly respect his son’s keen interest in topics other than religion.
Many times has Savlas uncles words helped him through hopeless times. Salvas uncles words had encouraged Salva to go “ bit by bit, one step at a time”, so Salva thought, “ Perhaps…perhaps Salva could get through life at the camp in the way.” (72) As a result that Salva feels this way he is being encouraged by his uncles’ words, so that makes Salva feel stronger in a way. His uncle’s words help Salva, and encourage him through many of his challenges. Also in the book Salva remembers, “Most of all, he remembered how Uncle had encouraged him in the desert,”when all seemed lost. (81) Again we are reminded how Salva’s Uncles words have encouraged him, through the many harsh challenges Salva has went through.
She really understands me better than anyone ever will she can tell when i'm mad/sad or just flat out tired. What i learned from my parents divorce was to be very independent but also keep those i love very close to my heart and even though i don't see my dad as often as i should i know we still have a very tight bond that most father and sons do. But my step-dad has had a very huge impact in my life as well. He's very hard on me as a parents should be but i know it's always for the good when he jumps my butt for doing something wrong or when i make poor choices as most kids do at my age. Hes really stepped in and opened up a path on how to be respectable when i need to and thats really helped going through life not seeing your dad very much.
He encouraged me through thick and thin. I pray that I would be as good a father to my children (your grandchildren) as you were to me and my siblings. In closing, may I beg you to join me in paying a tribute, with love, honor and reverence, to my most stalwart protector, to my most learned tutor, to my most truest friend, and to the most constant companion whose companionship I sadly miss today – my father. My father taught me the virtues of hard work, honesty, perseverance, humility, selflessness, respect and love; strong sense of family and community. He was a lover of culture and tradition.
and my father would try" (Wiesel 55). Although many of the prisoners mock Wiesel and his father for marching, the father and son tolerate the ridicule and are aware that they have each other's backs. The father-son relationship here expands as they know that the survival of each other is more important than any sort of humiliation or embarrassment. When Wiesel's father thought that he was going to die, he says, "Here, take this knife…I won't need it anymore. You may find it useful.
His father is also ‘mapping the furrow exactly’. These quotes shows that Heaney’s father is an expert at what he does and because he has picked up on these small actions we are able to deduce that Heaney is full of admiration and respect for his father. Heaney also realizes that his father ‘narrows’ his eyes towards the ground. This sort of squinting action is very small and discrete so the fact that Heaney has caught onto this implies that he is following every move his father makes to make sure he misses nothing. In the final stanza of ‘Follower’, Heaney and his father change roles.
This helps us understand why he strived for this feeling. Clearly, he was constantly feeling bad and wanted to feel good for once. He wanted to be accepted and not doubted. He didn’t want to take to heart what his brother said, but he so desperately tried to please him, he chose a path that gave him what he wanted and kept it from his brother. Sonny was described as a smart boy, and that he was.
What is the tone of this letter? How does Amir react? Hassan spoke as an older version of his younger self and he was still the most loyal friend to Amir, by showing his concern for Amir’s whereabouts and life in general. Hassan letters were written with such passion and interest and had Amir’s wellbeing at heart. Even though Hassan knew that his best friend had betrayed him, he was always ready to forgive Amir but Amir was the one that could face Hassan because he couldn’t forgive himself.
He teaches kids, he cares for them (“I helped the boy up from the ground and asked if he was hurting anywhere”) and he doesn’t seem arrogant (“Not because I’m a better teacher than my colleagues”). Right now, we trust him. But some of that trust goes away, as soon as he puts his hands on Campbell. Suddenly we don’t know where to put him. He’s seemingly good person, but he hurt a
Lennie had his friend to help him in this hard life. George, a man who is smart and fast at taking action, this friendship that they had, created a bond that nobody else had in this novel. They were like brothers who saved each other, they had dreams together that they wanted to reach. Although that most people at that time -The Great Depression- suffered majorly from and loneliness and despair, men had to leave their families -if they had any- just to get a minimum wage job; families had to live a life that was autonomous with no goal, just to feed their kids -George and Lennie were different. George and Lennie’s dreams saved them from loneliness.