In the novel The Bronze Bow, what are some similarities between Hezron and Daniel?

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Despite their many differences, Hezron and Daniel are surprisingly similar throughout the novel The Bronze Bow. Daniel and Hezron are both passionate about the Roman occupation of Galilee . In Chapter 5, Daniel asks Hezron if he has forgotten the plight of the Jewish people, and Hezron replies by...

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Despite their many differences, Hezron and Daniel are surprisingly similar throughout the novel The Bronze Bow. Daniel and Hezron are both passionate about the Roman occupation of Galilee. In Chapter 5, Daniel asks Hezron if he has forgotten the plight of the Jewish people, and Hezron replies by saying, "we have not forgotten. We feel as you do. In his heart every Jew grieves at our captivity" (Speare 67). Daniel and Hezron both are dismayed that they are subjects of Rome, and they both are waiting for the day God will judge their captors. Both Hezron and Daniel share an affinity for their traditional Jewish roots, but choose to defend their culture differently. When Joel jokingly comments that Daniel would be a sensation in the gymnasium, Daniel says that he would never set foot in it. Hezron shares the same feelings about the Roman gymnasium as Daniel does and comments that it is a shame that some Jewish youths take part in the games. Hezron and Daniel both believe that the Jews should remain separate from Romans and not be influenced by Roman culture. They are also both fiercely loyal individuals. Daniel is loyal to Rosh's clan on the mountain and his vow, while Hezron is loyal to the Law.

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