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  • Rueven And Danny
    710 words
    History plays a large role in shaping the character of Rueven and Danny's characters because they each have strong spiritual fathers that laid a foundation for them, their respective religions have very different roots, and they find that they have differences from these religions. Both Rueven and Danny have spiritual giants for fathers. While Rueven's father is not as well respected or as well known as Reb Saunders, he is every bit as caring and spiritual. Mr. Malter has raised Rueven in the Je...
  • David Malter And Reb Saunders
    980 words
    Chaim Poto k uses historic events to help shape the plot of The Chosen and create conflicts and challenges for the characters to overcome. Specifically, the Holocaust and the Zionist movement create a feeling of aversion between the Malters and the Saunders by setting the Malters' reform Jewish, Zionist beliefs against those of the Hasidic, anti-Zionist Saunders. In the end of The Chosen, after the strength of Reuven and Danny's friendship has been thoroughly tested, their bond emerges just as h...
  • Danny And Reuvens Friendship
    3,676 words
    The Chosen Reading Journal Chapter One 1. Remember why and for whom we play. (p. 16) This passage shows the rabbi of Reuvens rival team telling his players to focus and concentrate on the importance of the baseball game they are about to play. They are playing for the glory of their God and not to just have fun. To these young teenage boys their religion has importance in all aspects of their life even their after school recreational activities. 2. The first pitch was low, and Danny Saunders ign...
  • Entire Night With Danny And His Father
    978 words
    The Chosen: Discussion of Title Throughout our lives, we are given choices to make. Whether these choices involve the people we will spend our time with, how much effort we will put into our work, or even the places we ll choose to go, they are for the most part up to each individual. In The Chosen by Chaim Poto k, these kinds of choices are not up to each person, but rather up to the father of a very strict family of Jews. After Reuven Matter returned home from the hospital, Danny came to visit...
  • Danny Saunders
    779 words
    One of the most emotional scenes from Chaim Poto ks The Chosen is when Reuven goes with Danny Saunders to talk to his father. Danny has a great mind and wants to use it to study psychology, not become a Hasidic tzaddik. The two go into Reb Saunders study to explain to him what is going to happen, and before Danny can bring it up, his father does. Reb Saunders explains to the two friends that he already known that Reuven is going to go for his's micha and Danny, who is in line to become the next ...
  • Danny Saunders
    782 words
    Malter's Development in The Chosen One of the most emotional scenes from Chaim Potok's The Chosen is when Reuven goes with Danny Saunders to talk to his father. Danny has a great mind and wants to use it to study psychology, not become a Hasidictzaddik. The two go into Reb Saunders's tudy to explain to him what is going to happen, and before Danny can bring it up, his father does. Reb Saunders explains to the two friends that he already known that Reuven is going to go for his and Danny, who is ...
  • Potok's Novel
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    Authors use writing as a form of disseminating their knowledge and experiences to the world. Chaim Potok is a master of this, and has shown it in each of his eight amazing novels. In his novels, Potok often made the idea of challenging conformity a central issue for the characters. Danny's decision to become a Psychologist in The Chosen is a single example of this issue with conformity. From the diametric opposition of Danny and Reuven's characters, Potok shows how delicate the balance of the wo...
  • Reuven's Left Eye
    1,440 words
    Jeremy Leavitt Chaim Potok uses symbolism in The Chosen many different ways. One thing thats symbolic in his book is the reference to the right and left sides of things. Throughout the book this is used to show what the characters are like. First Potok illustrates the point when Reuven's left eye is cut during the baseball game. It is used again at the hospital. Danny and his father also illustrate the right and left hand symbolism. When Danny hit the ball at Reuven, it hit him in the left eye. ...

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