My Name Is Asher Lev - Study Guide Chapter 12 Summary & Analysis

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Aryeh and Rivkeh seem younger, healthier, and more optimistic after their successes in Europe. They return to Brooklyn with a new, private language of shared experiences. Rivkeh often jokes that she has waited for Aryeh to return from his journeys at windows throughout the world. She begins teaching Russian affairs at New York University. Asher's parents begin trying to arrange a marriage for Asher, but he refuses; he feels that he is still too young to marry.

Aryeh's successes have given him a stronger sense of self and he no longer seems threatened by Asher's art, but Asher still feels his father dislikes him. Asher's parents refuse to attend Asher's gallery exhibitions, because Aryeh objects to Asher's paintings of nudes. Asher's father reads the reviews of his work and begins asking Asher about his work as an artist. However, Asher finds that his father is unable to...

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