What are five emotions or events that Daniel had in The Bronze Bow?

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Hello! You asked about five emotions or events Daniel experienced in The Bronze Bow.

1) He is angry with the Romans. Daniel's uncle used part of the money he saved (for paying taxes) to buy a shawl for his wife. When tax time came, Daniel's uncle did not have the money to pay up. The Romans eventually decided that he would work off the debt at the quarries. Daniel's father and four others tried to rescue the poor man, but all of them were captured. Six men, including Daniel's father and uncle, were crucified.

2) He admires Rosh initially, but soon comes to question his rationale for indiscriminate violence.

Rosh does not mind stealing from other Jews because he believes that the end justifies the means. Since the Zealots will need money for troops, food and weapons, Rosh shows no remorse for his mercenary actions. Daniel is ashamed that Rosh sees him as weak-willed and soft. Although Daniel is determined to rid himself of this flaw, he realizes with dismay that Rosh sees people as tools to be used. It is not a comforting thought.

3) He is initially skeptical that Jesus' miracles are real.

When Daniel meets a boy whose parents claim that Jesus healed their son's badly injured hand, he is skeptical. He feels that it is a trick Jesus has perpetrated on the family.

4) He falls in love with Thacia, and is touched by her kindness to Leah, his sister. Although he eventually admits his feelings to Thacia, he tells her that he never meant her to know about his feelings. He does not think that he has a right to romance or love because he has taken a vow to fulfill his mission for victory over the Romans. He feels that there is no room for a woman's love in this mission.

5) He experiences a liberating moment of catharsis when his sister Leah is healed by Jesus.

'With a sob, Daniel stumbled forward to his knees, hiding his face, feeling the tears he had never known since his childhood, not on the night of his father's death or in all the years between, hot and liberating against his hands.'

He experiences healing from his bitterness, and is able to invite the Roman soldier, Marcus, into his house so that Marcus can say goodbye to Leah before he continues on with his fellow soldiers.

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