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The Last of the Just - Study Guide Chapter 2, Zemyock, Part 3 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 2, Zemyock, Part 3 Summary

Away from Zemyock, Mordecai finds a fire inside of himself, which he hides at home. He is consumed with questions on the meaning of his life. He sees a young Jewish woman, Judith, drawing water from the well and is immediately entranced. Judith treats him with disdain. When Judith points out the synagogue and turns away without speaking, Mordecai is filled with the familiar flame of combat. Seeking forgiveness, he asks to carry the water for her, but reminding him that he is a peddler and will be gone tomorrow, Judith denies him.

Chapter 2, Zemyock, Part 3 Analysis

Mordecai Levy changes the course of the Levy's of Zemyock by leaving Zemyock to find work. His experiences with non-Jews teach him to fight for his rights, and he finds that he enjoys the battle and the taste of victory. His manner becomes very non-Jewish. He...

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