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the-chosen-chaim-potokDanny, Book 2, Chapter 8e’re blind about the most important thing in our lives, our own selves.Sources: Chaim Potok: A Critical Companion by Sanford Sternlicht, The Guardian, New York TimesCopyright © 2017 Course Hero, Inc.EyesSymbolize individual perception and visions for the futureSilenceSignifies charactersperceptions about their relationshipsSymbolsBaseballStands for the Americanization of second-generation childrenStudious, polite boy; searches for meaning and treasures friendshipReuven MalterCommitted Zionist and Reuvens father; believes in creation of an Israeli stateDavid MalterAnti-Zionist, Hasidic leader and Dannys father; raises Danny in silenceReb SaundersBrilliant boy torn between his duties to his Hasidic family and his inquisitive natureDanny SaundersMain CharactersAs a rabbi, philosopher, teacher, and writer, Potok spent a lifetime exploring the tensions between his Jewish faith and modernity. The Chosen, much like the bulk of his work, features Jewish boys and men struggling with their social and spiritual identities.CHAIM POTOK19292002AuthorDanny and Reuven are unlikely friends, but their friendship endures.FriendshipFinding a middle ground between faith and science is difficult and precarious.Religion vs. SecularismDanny and Reuven respect their fathers but struggle with their choices.Father-Son RelationshipsDanny is a Hasidic Jew raised in silence by his religious father. Reuven is a modern Orthodox Jew taught to respect traditions while embracing modernity. Their unlikely friendship starts with a ball game and is put to the test with the creation of Israel.A Friendship Grows in BrooklynTHEMESEnglishOriginal Language1967Year PublishedChaim PotokAuthorThe ChosenHistorical FictionNovel

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