Analysis Of ' Danny And Reuven ' Essay

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Danny and Reuven are two young teens that met while they were playing ball on opposing teams. Without knowing each other, they detested one another and it came to the extent that Danny sturdily hit the ball and it stroked Reuven 's eye. This was just the beginning of what soon would be their incessant friendship. Danny visited and despondently apologized to Reuven for having felt hatred towards him. After a couple of visiting, Danny and Reuven both feel sorry and they become close friends despite their religious differences. They have plans for their own future but they have to find a way to incorporate their religion in their future. As these two grow up, they face many challenges along the way. In The Chosen, Danny and Reuven have issues regarding their designated religion which constrain their chosen fate.

Danny has an intensely vague relationship with his father, the Rabbi. The rabbi, Reb Saunders, is very true to his religion which is Hasidism. He is sort of like the leader of their religious community. Danny merely has full length conversations with his father. He has always grown up like this and his father has taught him in silence, “He told me once he wishes everyone could talk in silence.”(Potok, 72). Danny’s father firmly believes talking in silence is the best way to communicate. Danny is expected to follow the Rabbi’s footsteps and his religion. Reb Saunders generally emphasizes and makes clear about Danny and his designated future. He is supposed to…

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