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Afro-American Music - In Cornell West reading on Afro-American Music: From Bebop to Rap; West discussed three major points about Afro-American music. West also discuss on how Afro-American music alienated young people. Afro-American music, its rhythmic effects are meaningless with status quo according to West. Afro-American music is a reflection on Afro-American culture since the early times as slavery. According to West “First, the rise of the United States as a world power focused international attention more pointedly on native U.S....   [tags: Music] 551 words
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The Namesake - The Namesake, written by Jhumpa Lahira, a famous Indian writer who won the Pulitzer Prize for her story collection Interpreter of Maladies, brilliantly illustrates the immigrant experience and the tangled ties between generations. In this novel, the main characters Ashima and her husband, Ashoke, were first generation immigrants in the United States from India. The whole story begins with Ashima's pregnancy and her nostalgia of her hometown, and a sense of melancholy revealed from the first chapter....   [tags: Literature Review] 534 words
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Kathleen Norris' Dakota - Kathleen Norris' Dakota Kathleen Norris uses small town society to illustrate a much larger phenomenon that occurs in America: The obstruction of truth in the name of progress and patriotism. Norris makes an example of a small Dakota town, the old families ingrained in local society who act as somewhat of a censorship committee, silently fixing the past's blunders and bad dreams so not to discourage themselves or the younger generation: A good story is one that isn't demanding, that proceeds from A to B, and above all doesn't remind us of the bad times, the cardboard patches we used to wear in our shoes, the failed farms, the way people you love just up and die....   [tags: Kathleen Norris Dakota] 653 words
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East Asian Civilization - The Civil Service Examination System of Imperial China served as a qualification system for scholars who wanted to become officials in the Chinese government. Many young men spent their entire lives studying the Four Books, the Five Classics, and memorizing Chinese characters in order to attempt to pass these examinations. The book, China’s Examination Hell, written by Ichisada Miyazaki and translated by Conrad Schirokauer, describes the lengthy, and often rigorous process of taking Civil Service Examinations....   [tags: essays research papers] 644 words
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The American Flag - The American Flag After July 4th, 1776, the people of the colonies felt the need of a national flag to symbolize their new spirit of unity and independence. On the afternoon of June 14th,1777, Congress passed a resolution that “the flag of the United States be 13 stripes. Alternate the red and white, that the union be 13 stars, white in a blue field.” The stars in our flag represent the fifty states. No one star represents any particular state. The stripes in the flag stand for the thirteen original colonies....   [tags: Papers] 390 words
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Senator Orrin Hatch - Senator Orrin Hatch Senator Orrin Hatch, a Republican representative for Utah, was born March twenty-second nineteen thirty-four in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Hatch's father, Jesse, was a hardworking metal lather and his mother, Helen, a devout woman. He grew up in a family of modest means. Yet, despite hard times, the senator's parents did everything possible to provide opportunities for Orrin, encouraging him to develop athletic skills, such as basketball and amateur boxing, a love of music and the arts, a passion for the law and our constitution....   [tags: Papers] 436 words
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Graduation Speech - I stand before you tonight because of love — love that was given to me and displayed in its purest, sacrificial form. This evening, I would like to share with you how that love has changed my life. When my parents enrolled me at Milkins Academy 13 years ago, they recognized the fact that the value of a Christian education is far greater than a new house or car. The material possessions that they have forfeited through the years have allowed me to remain in an environment in which I can see Christ lived out every day....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address] 910 words
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College Essay - College Essay I was in 1st grade when I found out that I had a learning disability. I still remember my teachers sitting me down in this little room with no other kids to take a test. I wasn’t scared though, because I was a very outgoing kid. Since that day I have been going to my schools resource program everyday for my learning disability, dyslexia. I can honestly say though that this disability hasn’t stopped me. I feel that I have to work twice as hard as other students because my disability has forced me to....   [tags: Essays Papers] 416 words
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Sport Psychology - A Summary of: The Psychosocial Characteristics of Olympic Track and Field Athletes Fortunately, it was quite a simple task to find a research topic related to the material that we have covered so far in sport psychology. After some quick searching, we ran across a rather interesting article written in the International Journal of Sport Psychology that could obviously be useful. Conveniently, it was in the most recent issue of this particular journal available in the Evansdale Library. Entitled, Psychosocial Characteristics of Olympic Track and Field Athletes, this article happened to be one that we could easily relate too....   [tags: essays research papers] 468 words
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Louis Armstrong - Louis Armstrong I choose to discuss Louis Daniel Armstrong, one of America's most influential singers and trumpeter. He had a rough/rasping, trademark "gravelly" voice, which you can still recognize till this day. Armstrong was given the nickname "Satchmo" (which is short for "Satchelmouth" referring to the size of his mouth) on one of his first visit's to London. He had a rough childhood and had to start working at an early age to support his family. Singing on street corners for mere pennies, was just one of the numerous jobs he held, to survive....   [tags: Jazz, Dixieland, Music] 317 words
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Pride and Dignity in No One Writes to the Colonel, by Gabriel Garcia Marquez - In a state of martial law one individual does not have much to say. This statement holds true in the novel, No One Writes to the Colonel, by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. The author discusses the political climate of one man, the Colonel, who after fighting to create the government in power is being controlled by the bureaucracy. A corrupt government can ruin a man, sap his will, and drive him mindless with hunger; although times are hard the Colonel keeps his dignity and pride.      The government, through the use of martial law, controls the people quite readily....   [tags: No One Writes to the Colonel Essays] 985 words
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Confession, Exploration and Comfort in Upon the Burning of Our House by Anne Bradstreet - Confession, Exploration and Comfort in Upon the Burning of Our House      The theological concept of humankind’s inherent depravity created tension in the lives of seventeenth century New England Puritans.  The Puritans believed that humans were born sinful and remained in this condition throughout life.  This doctrine stressed self-discipline and introspection, through which the Puritan sought to determine whether particular spiritual strivings were genuine marks of true religiosity.  God preordained election to heaven, and some Puritans would be saved through the righteousness of Jesus Christ despite their sins.  There was no certainty in this life what eternal destiny awaited because th...   [tags: Upon the Burning of Our House]
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Message of Hope in East of Eden, Cannery Row, and The Grapes of Wrath - Message of Hope in East of Eden, Cannery Row, and The Grapes of Wrath      When I look at Caleb Trask, I see a man from the book East of Eden to admire.  Although he was a man with many faults and shortcomings, and a man with an unnatural sense of cruelty, he was also a man who had a deep longing to be perfect and pleasing to his family, a man who craved his father's attention, and a man with a better heart than any other character in the book.  When I look at Mack I see a man with more soul and more kindness than any other person on Cannery Row.  He isn't ashamed of his poverty or life as a bum, and he embraces who he is, for all of the good and bad.  He goes to exhaustive lengths to giv...   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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Movie Essay - The Film Based Upon of Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club - Joy Luck Club - The Movie. "I am waiting like a tiger in the trees, now ready to leap out, ready to cut her spirit loose." The Joy Luck Club, an Oliver Stone production, depicts four women and their strife bringing up their American born daughters. Directed by Wayne Wang, this rated R movie featured actors and actresses such as Ming-na Wen, Rosalind Chao, Russell Wong, and Lisa Lu. The Joy Luck Club is an emotional tale about four women who saw life as they had seen it back in China. Because the Chinese were very stereotypic, women were treated as second class citizens and were often abused....   [tags: Movie Film Essays] 712 words
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Willie Loman's Tragic Misinterpretation of the American Dream in Death of a Salesman - Willie Loman is an ordinary man who embodies traditional American values of success. He has reached the age where he can no longer compete successful in his chosen career, that of a traveling salesman. Faced with the termination of his job, he begins to examine his past life to determine its value. At this critical point in Willie’s existence, his oldest son Biff has returned home for a visit, and Willie’s old desire for his son to be a traditional success in life is rekindled. But the old tensions between the two men are also renewed....   [tags: Arthur Miller 2014]
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Pursuit of the American Dream in Great Gatsby and Death of a Salesman - Comparing the Pursuit of the American Dream by Jay Gatsby and Willy Loman (Essay outline also included in the word count.) People from all around the world have dreamed of coming to America and building a successful life for themselves. The "American Dream" is the idea that, through hard work and perseverance, the sky is the limit in terms of financial success and a reliable future. While everyone has a different interpretation of the "American Dream," some people use it as an excuse to justify their own greed and selfish desires....   [tags: compare and contrast essay examples]
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Un-Victorian Tenets of Browning's Strange Medical Experience of Karshish, the Arab Physician - Un-Victorian Tenets of Browning's Strange Medical Experience of Karshish, the Arab Physician Robert Browning's "An Epistle Containing the Strange Medical Experience of Karshish, the Arab Physician" is a dramatic monologue in which Karshish writes to Abib about his experiencing the miracle of Jesus, when he raises Lazarus from the dead. "Karshish" is a dramatic monologue containing most of the tenets of Browning. Although "Karshish" is in the form of a letter, it is still an excellent example of a dramatic monologue....   [tags: Strange Medical Experience of Karshish] 937 words
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The Decay of a Dream in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby - The Decay of a Dream in The Great Gatsby      The central theme of The Great Gatsby is the decay of the American Dream. Through his incisive analysis  and condemnation  of 1920s high society, Fitzgerald (in the person of the novel¹s narrator, Nick Carraway) argues that the American Dream no longer signifies the noble pursuit of progress; instead, it has become grossly materialistic and corrupt. Fitzgerald¹s novel is structured as an allegory (a story that conceals another story): the terrible death of Jay Gatsby is, by extension, the death of the American Dream....   [tags: Great Gatsby Essays]
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John Proctor as the Tragic Hero in The Crucible by Arthur Miller - The Crucible – John Proctor the Tragic Hero What is a tragic hero. The most well known definition of a tragic hero comes from the great philosopher, Aristotle. When depicting a tragic hero, Aristotle states "The change in the hero's fortunes be not from misery to happiness, but on the contrary, from happiness to misery, and the cause of it must not lie in any depravity but in some great error on his part." In addition, he explains the four essential qualities that a tragic hero should possess, which are goodness, appropriateness, lifelike, and consistency....   [tags: Crucible Essays] 1036 words
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Man and Nature in Norman Maclean's book, Young Men and Fire - Man and Nature in Norman Maclean's book, Young Men and Fire Norman Maclean's book, Young Men and Fire, recreates the tragedy of the Mann Gulch fire. His ambition to have this lamentable episode of history reach out and touch his readers triumphs in extolling the honor and respect deserved by the thirteen smoke jumpers who died. This book is a splendid tribute to the courageous efforts of such men, as well as a landmark, reminding mankind to heed the unpredictable behavior and raw power of nature....   [tags: Young Men and Fire] 878 words
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Subjugation of Women Exposed in Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club - Subjugation of Women Exposed in Joy Luck Club Is it fair to judge someone by their sex. In traditional Chinese culture, many judgments were made about a person just by observing their sex. The women was looked upon as an inferior being. They had little or no status in society, and little was expected from them. They were discriminated against when they tried to stand up for themselves. Chinese culture was customarily male dominated. The male was expected to do most of the work, and the woman was expected to stay at home with their mouth shut....   [tags: Joy Luck Club Essays] 959 words
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A Comparison of Winthrop and Edwards to the Apostles of Christ - A Comparison of Winthrop and Edwards to the Apostles of Christ         I find John Winthrop and Jonathan Edwards to be the most fascinating writers I have ever read. For one, they are the "apostles" of our time. Second, their comparisons to the apostles of Christ are too close to ignore.   There are three historical, Christian milestones. One being after the death of Christ where an evangelical movement of Christ's disciples, friends and brothers preached on how Jesus Christ was the Messiah and the Son of God....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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The Character of Phoenix Jackson in Eudora Welty's A Worn Path - The Character of Phoenix Jackson in Eudora Welty's A Worn Path 'A Worn Path' is the tale of the unstoppable love and care of a grandmother for her grandchild. Phoenix Jackson is Eudora Welty's main character and protagonist in  A Worn Path.. Phoenix is an old, frail woman who attempts to proceed on a long and treacherous journey through the woods to Natchez. Phoenix strives forward despite frequent obstacles in her way that include her own failing health and her grandchild's slim chance of survival....   [tags: Worn Path essays Welty]
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The Faded American Dream in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby - The Faded American Dream in The Great Gatsby THESIS: In F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel "The Great Gatsby", the American Dream faded away due to materialism, infidelity, and an imposing lack of solidarity.       Hope, perseverance, hard working ambition and adventure are some of the characteristics of the American Dream. However, the American Dream didn't last forever. F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel "The Great Gatsby" clearly reflects how the society's life was during the roaring twenties and how it led to the American Dream's destruction....   [tags: Great Gatsby Essays]
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A Comparison of Relationships in Stone Angel, Fire-Dwellers, and Diviners - Relationships in The Stone Angel, The Fire-Dwellers, and The Diviners      There are always problems in every relationship, in every marriage. With strong communication, acceptance and a love for one another, these challenges can be overcome. In Margaret Laurence's Manawaka Cycle, the characters all have enormous problems in their relationships. In the books The Stone Angel, The Fire-Dwellers, and The Diviners, the characters' marriages all have varying degrees of trouble. However, through hard work and perseverance, the partners survive and grow....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby - Nick Carraway, Detached or Dishonest? - The Great Gatsby Nick - Detached or Dishonest. The Great Gatsby is a difficult book to interpret, particularly because of the style in which it is written. Not only must the reader differentiate between the separate views of Nick as the narrator and Nick as the character, but he or she must also take into consideration at what time period, relative to this story, are these views being expressed. After all, Nick the narrator is presently evaluating the manner in which his character behaved the year before, as well as allowing his character to voice his opinion, as his opinion had been during that time frame....   [tags: Great Gatsby Essays] 1180 words
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Success and Failure in Arthur Miller's Death of A Salesman - Success and Failure in Arthur Miller's Death of A Salesman       Most people strive for excellence in their lives and aspire to succeed at whatever they complete. Success means many different things to different people. It includes happiness, money, and a career. In Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman, we follow Willy Loman, the protagonist, as he reviews a life of desperate pursuit of a dream of success. Miller uses many characters to contrast the difference between success and failure within the play....   [tags: Death Salesman essays Arthur Miller]
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gatdream Blurry Dreams in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby - Blurry Dreams in The Great Gatsby The American Dream is a path people set out upon in order to achieve a goal, usually pertaining to the acquirement of stability and security. The dreams of these people were followed through with strong hope and perseverance. Yet, during the period of the 1920's, this dream was obstructed by the need for materialistic power. Scott Fitzgerald portrays this destruction of the American Dream through the main character, Jay Gatsby, in his novel The Great Gatsby....   [tags: Great Gatsby Essays] 745 words
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The Struggle in Chaim Potok's My Name is Asher Lev -        "If you were a genius in mathematics, I would understand. If you were a genius in writing, I would also understand. If you were a genius in Gemorra, I would certainly understand. But a genius in drawing is foolishness, and I will not let it interfere with our lives. Do you understand me, Asher?" (Potok 136). The struggle begins for young Asher Lev, a talented artist who tries to convince his father and the rest of his family of his artistic ability, when his father refuses to recognize his talent....   [tags: My Name is Asher Lev]
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The Power of Love in Amy Tan's Joy Luck Club - The Power of Love in Amy Tan's Joy Luck Club      In Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club, Four pairs of mothers and daughters embark on the journey that is life.  Each young woman comes to realize how valuable the relationships with their mothers are.  As each daughter learns from her mother, she goes through the sometimes-painful process of trying to understand her enigmatic mother.  To finally unravel the mystery surrounding their mothers is to understand who they, themselves, really are.      Suyuan Woo started the "Joy Luck Club" the year she left China.  She began the club as a relief from the heartache that she and her friends experienced "My mother could sense that the wome...   [tags: Joy Luck Club Essays]
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Rip's Character and Symbolism in Washington Irving's Rip Van Winkle - Rip's Character and Symbolism in Washington Irving's Rip Van Winkle "Rip Van Winkle" has been a well-known story told throughout time. There is not a doubt that as a child, many of you heard the words of Washington Irving's famous tale of the man who slept for twenty years. Nor can one forget the "elves" that Rip Van Winkle spent the night with in the amphitheater. Like many stories, Irving's "Rip Van Winkle" has been told so many times throughout American history that it has lost its original purpose....   [tags: Rip Van Winkle Essays Irving Papers] 841 words
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Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe and the Protestant Work Ethic - Robinson Crusoe and the Protestant Work Ethic           The story of Robinson Crusoe is, in a very obvious sense, a morality story about a wayward but typical youth of no particular talent whose life turned out all right in the end because he discovered the importance of the values that really matter.  The values that he discovers are those associated with the Protestant Work Ethic, those virtues which arise out of the Puritan’s sense of the religious life as a total commitment to a calling, unremitting service in what generally appears as a very restricted but often challenging commitment.                 The central concern of Robinson Crusoe’s experiences on the island is work.  The...   [tags: Defoe Robinson Crusoe Essays] 1549 words
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Double Vision in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby - The Great Gatsby: Double Vision F. Scott Fitzgerald once stated that the test of a first rate intelligence was the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function. This intelligence he describes is characterized by the principle of “double vision.” An understanding of this is essential to the understanding of many of Fitzgerald’s novels. “Double vision” denotes two ways of seeing. It suggests the tension involved when Fitzgerald sets two things in opposition such that the reader can, on one hand, sensually experience the event about which Fitzgerald is writing, The foundation of double vision is polarity, the set...   [tags: Great Gatsby Essays] 694 words
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Comparing the Salem Witch Trials and the Red Scare - Inspired by the Red Scare, which was fuled by use of the either-or ( black and white) fallacy of thinking, Arthur Miller’s The Crucible depicts the village of Salem undergoing its own period of black and white thinking along with the suspicion and hysteria which followed. Miller exploits the literary element of setting to support the portrayal of the effects of black and white thinking in Salem Witch Trials of 1692. The beginning of something new establishes a setting of opportunities, creating optimism and purpose for an uncertain future....   [tags: comparison compare contrast 2014] 1242 words
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The Enduring Hero in the Works of Ernest Hemingway - The Enduring Hero in the Works of Ernest Hemingway       In his vast collection of masterpieces, Ernest Hemingway uses his own characteristics to set a moral code for his various heroes. This sportsman like code is based on the admiration of the physical virtues of courage and endurance. While not necessary for sustaining society, the code conforms the characters to one set of characteristics (McCaffery 237). One key element of this code is stoic endurance in the face of calamity. Hemingway's code heroes posses a grin-and-bear it attitude even in the most dire of tragedies and bounce back seemingly unaffected (McCaffery 237)....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]
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A Comparison of Wuthering Heights and Heart of Darkness - A Comparison of Wuthering Heights and Heart of Darkness Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights and Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness are two similar stories in the effect that they both have dual narrators and that the narrators of both are manipulated to tell stories of similar morals. They differ, however, in the narrative frames, points of view, and some personality traits of the narrators. The dual narrator arrangement of Wuthering Heights begins with Mr. Lockwood, the naive new tenant of Thrushcross Grange....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays] 841 words
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I am Committed to Pursue Medicine as a Career - I am Committed to Pursue Medicine as a Career My palms began to sweat profusely as I sat in the admission's office chair looking down at the white space on the application form asking for my major. This was the moment of truth: I would finally have to reveal to the world that I had absolutely no idea what I wanted to be when I grew up. At seventeen and with only limited exposure to the medical field, I believed doctors were people in lab coats with test tubes who gave orders and cared only about science and money, not humanity....   [tags: Medicine College Admissions Essays] 900 words
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I Wish to Study Internal Medicine in the USA - I Wish to Study Internal Medicine in the USA Medicine appeals to me as a humanistic, challenging field that offers an opportunity to help people in the most vital aspect of their lives; their health. Medicine has passionately appealed to me from my early childhood. I come from a family of doctors. My father, who is my role model, taught me two important aspects in the field of medicine: To reduce suffering & do no harm to patients. With this strong foundation, as my basis and support, entrance into a rural medical school was out of fascination for the intricate human architecture and its functioning....   [tags: Medicine College Admissions Essays] 858 words
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Chaim Potok's The Chosen – Rueven and Danny - The Chosen – Rueven and Danny In the novel, The Chosen, Chaim Potok successfully captures the strange customs of a Jewish community through wit and satire. Potok's novel focuses on two Jewish boys, who live in a world where their families expect high standards of achievement of them. The wish to become an insightful leader in the Jewish community was an always-predominant custom of the two families. But with hard work and perseverance, the two boys (Rueven and Danny), find out that they really are, and what lives they will lead in the future....   [tags: Potok Chosen Essays] 765 words
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