Like Danny - Like Danny, Reuven, the narrator of The Chosen...

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Unformatted text preview: Like Danny, Reuven, the narrator of The Chosen , is an Orthodox Jew. But unlike Danny, Reuven can enter the secular world while still retaining his Jewish identity. Interestingly, though, Reuven wants to become a rabbi, while Danny, who is expected to become a rabbi, does not. Perhaps having the freedom to choose what he wants to be in life makes it easier for Reuven to opt for the religious path. Because his father never demands that Reuven become a rabbi, the position remains a possibility rather than an already determined demand. Had Mr. Malter commanded Reuven to be ordained a rabbi, perhaps Reuven would have rejected his father's wish, much like Danny seems to do. Reuven experiences a great deal of growth throughout the novel. At the beginning of the story, his left eye is injured during a softball game. Although his physical sight is later restored, we see that, left eye is injured during a softball game....
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This note was uploaded on 12/05/2011 for the course ENGLISH 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '11 term at Texas State.

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