How does Malthace's opinion about the Roman occupation compare to Joel and Daniel's view in Bronze Bow? How does it contrast?

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In the beginning of the story in particular, Malthace's opinion on the Roman occupation differs greatly from that of Joel and Daniel. Although Malthace agrees with Joel and Daniel that the occupation is hateful, she is much more willing than they are to enjoy life as much as she can, as long as the Romans don't harass her specifically. She asks Joel,

"Do they have to bother...

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