Young Warriors: Stories of Strength - Study Guide Eli and The Dybbuk. Summary & Analysis

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Eli is thirteen years old and is studying to become a scholar. He enjoys physical games and is a strong boy. His parents also want him to be a scholar, but they are pushing Eli to begin thinking about marriage. Eli has been betrothed to Leah, a neighbor girl. However, Eli isn't ready to be married. Eli is a dreamer and would rather dream of an adventurous life than marry Leah. Eli admits to himself, as he walks home, that he wishes Leah was beautiful. He wants her to be tall and blonde like some soldiers' wives. Instead, Leah is small and dark. Eli, a Jew, wishes she looked less Jewish. He admits that she cooks and sews beautifully, but for a boy who wants to have adventures and be a soldier she is too boring to even think about. Eli...

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