John and David present a bond of two brothers that resembles more of a forever lasting companionship. They both loved baseball. The sport itself created a bond between the brothers that was made clearly evident by David James Duncan. Their love for baseball is explained when David tells, “...we 'd just aim for the chest and fire, hisssss POP! hisssss POP!
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.
I believe this letter will keep the bond between these three characters forever strong, and supportive of each other. Ponyboy also realizes that both brothers are equally cared for by Darry, in the beginning of the book Ponyboy felt he never earned the same respect as Soda, but the letter changed that. The quote "You hurt the ones you love the most" definitely relates to the relationship of Darry and Ponyboy. In my opinion you could see a different side of Ponyboy after he read the letter, there was almost a sence of light, and happiness I 've never seen, especially during a crisis. A couple days later the two brothers meet eye to eye, Darry immediately had tears rolling down his face, my heart sank reading this.
It appears he is punishing himself. While Holden shows respect women his love for children’s innocence is one of the biggest messages of all. Holden’s dream job is to be The Catcher in the Rye. He wants to catch the children who are beginning to fall (lose their innocence) with a baseball glove. This is symbolic for his little brother Allies baseball glove.
However, you do not have to change for others to like you. Neither should you try to change people or change yourself because God created us uniquely in His image. Chester’s Way by Kevin Henkes, shows that it can be good to have friends who are different. Even though Lilly was different, her differences made her special, and that is what made her a good friend. Although Chester and Wilson did not accept Lilly at first, she remained loyal to who she was.
As a result, Reuven Malter developed true friendship with Daniel Saunders via loyalty, sympathy, and trustworthiness. First of all, Reuven exhibited his strong and steady assistance even when derision tries to break the new bond. Actually, a schoolmate rudely commented on Danny, which incurred the protagonist’s hidden anger. The New Oxford American Dictionary defines loyalty as “the quality of being loyal to someone.” During recess at the yeshiva, a classmate brought up last week’s softball game, which obviously attracted Davey’s attention. He recollected the event: “It seemed silly to me, the way they kept talking about the game, they both sounded so childish, and I got a little angry when Davey Cantor started talking about ‘that snooty Danny Saunders,’ but I didn’t say anything” (149).
George’s loyalty also plays as a strength because Lennie can depend on him to watch over him because George cares for him. This loyalty helps Lennie to get him out of trouble, to help him aquire jobs, and to stand up to people who are harassing him just for being a slower
“To be great is to be misunderstood” This part of the story gets to me the most because of the way he said it. I think of this like when I was in Fertile baseball. We had many great players on our team, but when we had to move up to high school baseball it was like none of the coaches gave a thought about you. Mr. Jerome could’ve said you were great, but he didn’t mean it; if weren’t from Forest City you didn’t start no matter how good you were. I have many words I would like to say to him, like having a great team if he would’ve just tried you out once.
But, that didn’t stop him from trying his best. The story kept getting more and more intense. Finally, little Harold steps up and comes in clutch for his team. This book, having the interesting story that it did, still didn’t put me on good terms with reading. Reading this book gave me a great indication on what type of reader I was.
It sounded like the parents didn't even care about him and his older sister because they are the one that raised themselves. If I were in his position I would had done things to seek for their attention but in a more positive ways because there are also lots of other stuff to seek their attention not just doing bad stuff. It was also his fault because he was seeking their attention from doing bad stuff rather than good stuff like not dropping out of school. I feel like when he said that the parents did their best raising them was wrong because in the article it said that "When my father arrived at the courthouse for the release hearing, the judge wouldn't let my father drive me home because Dad had shown up drunk." (53) Why would his dad show up drunk when he was going to be release from jail.