Why does Danny read about Hasidism? How does it relate to the themes of seeing and visual imagination?
Danny reads about Hasidism to understand more about his Jewish sect and to see how other respected Jewish scholars view his sect. He wants to better understand his world and his image in the larger world. Danny finds that his image of himself and Hasidism is different from the portrayals in secular books. He suffers as he tries to figure out how to account for both images. He is not yet mature enough to understand that books can be flawed and that he can disagree with them. For this reason, he is unsure how to reconcile his experience with Hasidism with the perspective...
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