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The Roles of Silence in the Chosen

Summary: Silence is like the wind. Sometimes you feel it, rushing through your hair and causing goose bumps on your arms and legs, while other times it goes by unnoticed, filling your lungs unfailingly. It can be awkward, reassuring, or exhilarating. In the novel, "The Chosen", Reuven, Danny, and Reb Saunders show us that silence can play many roles in life, specifically as teacher, creator, and barrier.
Silence is like the wind. Sometimes you feel it, rushing through your hair and causing goose bumps on your arms and legs, while other times it goes by unnoticed, filling your lungs unfailingly. It can be awkward, reassuring, or exhilarating. In the novel, "The Chosen", Reuven, Danny, and Reb Saunders show us that silence can play many roles in life, specifically as teacher, creator, and barrier.

Silence acting as a teacher is a hard concept to comprehend, but Reb Saunders understands it well, partly because it's the only way he knows to teach his son, Danny. Reb tells us how he was brought up, which was in silence, as well: "My father never talked to me, except when we studied together. He taught me with silence." (Potok, 265).We can tell Reb is a compassionate person because he wants Danny to have a soul...

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