Chaim Potok Essay | The Beginning - Chaim Potok Commentary

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The Beginning - Chaim Potok Commentary

Summary: Chaim Potok uses a protagonist to protray his themes through his writing to the reader. The piece of prose acts as a type of guide for the moral issue of beginnings, as Potok gives examples of how beginnings are hard, but by using the structure in his piece and the flashback stories Potok also tries to portray that although one"cannot swallow all the world at one time","we survive our beginnings."
Calvin Unholz

Chaim Potok- In the Beginning Commentary

,,In the beginning" Chaim Potok describes his reflection of his childhood and how,,all beginnings are hard" to foreshado his later life. Potok uses David as the protagonist to show the struggles of beginnings and growing up.,,All beginnings are hard" is waht this piece of prose shows, portraying a theme of survival and struggle of starting something new.

The core focus of this passage is about starting new beginnings.,,All beginnings are hard" is something that David has to learn,which his father tells him,"You cannot swallow all the world at one time", through this he is trying to tell David that he must be tolerant and learn the new beginnings are never easy. Linked to this it can be said that this piece of prose can be linked to the theme of generation...

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