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Two peas in a pod

Libby Archer

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Sophomore Eyal and Daniel Kattan’s relationship looks rocky at first glance, but even when they fight the two remain best friends and brothers no matter what.

“Sometimes they seem like they really hate each other,” sophomore Arjun Bajaj, friend of the twins, said. “But you can tell there is still brotherly love between them.”

 

The two’s share just about everything, including their first car and a group of friends.

“In elementary school it was nice because I always had a best friends but it started getting harder as we got into middle school and grew into different people,” Eyal Kattan said.

 

Sharing toys was the biggest challenge when they were little and it slowly shaped into sharing friends in middle school. Now the newest challenge is that the two have to share a car.

“Now that we have to share a car, it is worse,” Daniel said. “ It is difficult, definitely not something I enjoy.”

 

The constant togetherness causes strain in their friendship. Even the closest people need a break from each other and Eyal and Daniel don’t get that luxury.

“I love him as a brother but we spend every second together, so it gets a little irritating to spend all that time with him.” Eyal said. “We fight here and there but we make up very quickly.”

 

Though the two dislike each other often during school, they still have eachothers back more than anyone else ever will. They somewhat feel an obligation to each other.

I realized I still love him as a brother but it’s harder to be a friend,” Eyal said.

 

The two feel pressure to top one another through school and socially. Since  both have been in academically challenging courses since they can remember, they push each other to be the best.

“Whenever he does something I have to match it or I feel like he’s better than me.”

 

Whenever Daniel goes out without his brother people question it, same vice versa, so he feels kind of obligated to do things on his own.

“I feel like I’m always stuck saying ‘we’re coming’ or people referring to us as ‘the twins’,” Eyal said.

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