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The novel Snow In August by Pete Hamill incorporates many elements commonly found in a fairy tale first imposed on us at the beginning of the book which starts off Once upon a time The first element advantageous coincidence can be seen when Michael Devlin is on his way to church He is battling his way through a blizzard when he hears someone calling him Michael responds to the hollering man Rabbi Hirsch and eventually helps him by turning on the lights for him From this diversion Michael learns a little about Jewish culture and begins the relationship between himself and the rabbi that is the backbone of the story This first meeting sparks the interest in both the rabbi and Michael to learn from each other about different cultures Next Sonny and Jimmy Michaels closest friends are adamant in their belief of a secret treasure the second element being hidden in the synagogue They both insist that Michael look for it when he is teaching the rabbi This initially serves as incentive for Michael to continue his new friendship with the rabbi as he is still hesitant about his nature However it serves as favorable for Sonny and Jimmy they think he is merely looking for the treasure not becoming close friends with the rabbi and for Michael he is able to visit the rabbi and talk about many things without the fear of being ridiculed by his friends for being close to a Jew A third element found in a fairy tale magic plays an important part in revealing information about the rabbis past reciting the history of Jewish culture exploring the old city of Prague and summoning the powerful Golem The rabbi tells all of these events with Michael listening and being transported back to each action watching them unfold as if he was actually there to experience it The magic can be attributed to the rabbis articulate use of words and
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