Realizing that in order to find himself Leo discovers that the love for god and another woman is the only way. After hiring Salzman, turning down every girl that he has been off...
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...he characters play out to be and even though the ending is not perfect. The struggle that Leo faced was a punishment for the reasons he had in searching for this wife. The authors past and religion also played a significant role in this story. This reason was not just thrown in there, but the clearly thought out by the author in order to get the experience a young rabbi went through at this time. So it could express the relation he had with him at that time of confusion
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