Wilson lost his arm during combat in the Vietnam War, so Zebra feels a strong connection with him. Trauma Both Zebra and John experienced a great trauma.
Wilson lost his arm during combat in the Vietnam War, so Zebra feels a strong connection with him. Trauma Both Zebra and John experienced a great trauma. Zebra was struck by a car while running, and John was severely injured in a helicopter crash during the Vietnam War.
Both Zebra and John are deeply wounded by their great traumas, and in their interactions with one another, they provide each other some emotional support that allows each to overcome their internal wounds.
Both characters must overcome these disabilities in order to do what it is that each loves. For Zebra, he must slowly train and strengthen his arm so that he might be able to run again. For John, he must learn how to paint and sculpt with just one functioning limb.
It requires the time that elapses during the story, as well as the support and encouragement from John, for Zebra to fully regain enough strength to run again.
Additionally, both Zebra and one of his classmates, Andrea, learn about their potential capacity for compassion: Zebra for John, and Andrea for Zebra. Kindness Overall, the story explores the incredibly healing power of simple acts of kindness.
English shows an incredible amount of kindness in allowing John to teach the class in the school, and Andrea learns to be kind and generous to Zebra and John as she comes to understand that their disabilities are not totally disabling.
Cite this Article A tool to create a citation to reference this article Cite this Article.From Wikiquote. Chaim Potok ( - ) was an American author and rabbi.. Sourced The Chosen (). Human beings do not live forever, Reuven. We live less than the time it takes to blink an eye, if we measure our lives against eternity.
The renowned author of nine books for adults, including The Chosen, turns his writing toward young adults in this collection of six stories in which children face moments of crisis or grief and see their world anew.
In the title story, Zebra learns to use his crushed right hand and leg in an art class.4/5(1). Vocabulary from the short story "Zebra" by Chaim Potok. Zebra and Other Stories by Chaim Potok is a great way to introduce students to voice and author. Each story presents a unique psychological insight to the characters, and possibly the author's own feelings about adolescent benjaminpohle.coms: 6.
Chaim Potok was a rabbi, teacher, and award-winning author. His unique novels explore themes of religion, community, and identity. Read on to learn more about Potok's interesting life and the many.
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