Tradition Tradition


Perchik: You have wit, even some intelligence!

Hodel: Thank you.

Perchik: Perhaps, but what good is your brain? Without curiosity, it is a rusty tool! Good day, Hodel!

Hodel: We have an old custom here! A boy talks respectfully to a girl. But that is too traditional for an advanced thinker like you!

Perchik: Our traditions! Nothing must change! Everything is perfect as it is!

Hodel: We like our ways.

Perchik: Our ways are changing in other places. In the city, boys and girls can be affectionate without a matchmaker’s permission? They hold hands together. They even dance together.

– Jewison. N. (Producer, Director). (1971). Fiddler on the Roof [Motion Picture]. United States: The Mirisch Production Company

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  1. Perchik: What’s all the screaming about? ‘They drank on it!’ ‘An agreement!’ ‘A sign.’ It’s all nonsense. Tzeitel wanted to marry Motel and not Lazar.

    People in crowd: – A young girl decides for herself?

    Perchik: Why not? They love each other.

    People in crowd: – Love? – Terrible! – He’s a Radical!

    – Jewison. N. (Producer, Director). (1971). Fiddler on the Roof [Motion Picture]. United States: The Mirisch Production Company

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