George is happiest when he doesn 't have to yell at Lennie and, when George does yell, he feels terrible. In the beginning of the novel, George showed compassion by telling Lennie’s aunt Clara That George will watch over Lennie. He also told Lennie about the dream that the two guys have. George said “sure and we’d have a little house an’ a room to ourselves” (pg 58). He realizes that this makes Lennie happy and when he is feeling down George knows what will make him happy and joyful.
They have similar personalities by sharing their feelings and thoughts. Furthermore, Jonathan is an impartial person therefore he likes Sundara. He does not care about Sundara race or religion; he just likes how Sundara looks. Likewise, Sundara likes Jonathan not caring about his race or ethnicity. They are honest to each other.
By the last game, reuvens team was able to even the scores. Intensity grew when Danny, the teams best player, was batting against reuven. When his bat struck the final ball it when flying and hit reuvens glasses causing him to collapse and tiny shards of glass cut and get stuck in one of his eyes. He was then rushed to the hospital. His surgery went successfully, but had to stay in the eye ward until they made sure it was safe to expose his eye.
When the tone of the novel became gloomy, Steven managed to crack jokes to lift the spirit of the story. Steven uses the method quite often which makes him a likable character. On page 122, when he is having a meeting with his teachers about his slipping grades, he thinks a funny comment about Mr. Watras. He does this, despite the fact that he was about to tell them about Jeffrey's cancer. He thinks: “Hey, Mr. W. - where is all your ‘dude’ and ‘cat’ lingo?
He believes that the silence is not only destroying his relationship with Danny, but also Danny’s soul. When Reuven speaks with Reb Saunders again on Saturdays, Saunders does not say anything about the two year ban between the two boys, which Reuven finds frustrating and weird. Reuven did however learn a lot about silence in these two years, as he never thought silence could be so full. Another reason why The Chosen mainly focuses on silence can be seen by looking at the way the book is written. For most people, silence is awkward and empty, and generally the absence of sounds and detail.
Reuven notices that Danny is very different from whom he had expected him to be. As the son of Reb Saunders, Danny shows many signs of having an intellectual passion, however he admits that studying just the Talmud is not enough and that his school life is quite boring. He feels that the teachers are too afraid of his father to challenge him, thus, he reads many books as a replacement for experiencing the challenges and excitement that he could never achieve at school. Rather than judging Danny by his appearance or position, Reuven uses this opportunity to actually listen to him, as a result, he was able to learn many things about his new friend. Prior to the novel, the same reoccurring theme of friendship seem to play an important role in
For example, a true friend is who will encourage you when you are sad, make joke with you when you are happy, or listen to and help you on your problem. The phrase “true friend” sounds very short and easy, however, to find one is very difficult these days. When we mention about the word “true”, there is one thing that we all expect: Loyal. Loyal is one of the qualities that can define
She saw that he was all alone and she chose to keep him company. When Jack saw how brave and kind she was for doing that he really admired her and was no longer ashamed of genuinely liking Auggie. He saw that others also saw what he saw in him. This novel makes people realize that the things they do and say do matter and do have an impact on others. You should always be kind because you never know who might be watching or listening.
Most people find friends who can provide for them something that they do not receive from their families. In Chaim Potok’s novel The Chosen, Danny Saunders became friends with Reuven Malter so he could talk to someone. Danny’s home life was composed of silence. His father only spoke to him in worship services and through Talmud study. David Malter explained to Reuven, “[t]here is literally no one in the world [Danny] can talk to… he has… sensed in you someone he can talk to without fear” (106).
Friendship “A best friend is someone who you can talk to, who won’t judge you, loves you for you, and most of all, makes you feel like you are worth something.” Even though this is written by an anonymous person, it is still extremely empowering. During the novel Freak the Mighty, Max and Kevin demonstrated a strong friendship. In fact, when they accepted each other without judgment and made each other feel like they belonged, their friendship grows. Friendship is important because having a good friend can get you through rough and frustrating times. Many people agree that trust is needed in a strong, working friendship.