The Chosen By Chaim Potok: An Analysis

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Chaim Potok was a great writer who used wrote The Chosen to show how some grew up in a place while historical events from World War II were occurring at the time. The novel revolves around two fifteen year old boys by the names of Reuven and Danny, they grew up in the street of Williamsburg, New York at the time World War II was coming to an end. In The Chosen, Chaim Potok showed some aspects of the having a friendship although you may have different opinions in some occasions and how it affected the outcome of their friendship and the ones who surround them.
At the beginning of the novel Reuven makes a comment concerning Danny and how they might not have never met if it had not been for the entry of American into the Second World War. As
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The novel revolves around two fifteen year old boys by the names of Reuven and Danny, they grew up in the street of Williamsburg, New York at the time World War II was coming to an end. In The Chosen, Chaim Potok showed some aspects of the having a friendship although you may have different opinions in some occasions and how it affected the outcome of their friendship and the ones who surround them.
At the beginning of the novel Reuven makes a comment concerning Danny and how they might not have never met if it had not been for the entry of American into the Second World War. As Danny’s and Reuven’s team are about to play against each other Danny's team are Hasidics and Reuven's team are modern Orthodox yeshivas. During the game is going on Danny adds that he told his team that they’re going to kill “you apikorsim this afternoon” meaning that this is more than just a baseball game. It may be a symbol for war since the teams have different views on some topics making them be separated into two different “cliques” for example. Later in the game Reuven threw a fastball pitch to Danny and as he hit it, it went straight foward back to Reuven causing his left eye later to be injured. It is later revealed that Danny wanted to kill Reuven while playing baseball, he said the thoughts had nothing to do with the game but for
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The novel revolves around two fifteen year old boys by the names of Reuven and Danny, they grew up in the street of Williamsburg, New York at the time World War II was coming to an end. In The Chosen, Chaim Potok showed some aspects of the having a friendship although you may have different opinions in some occasions and how it affected the outcome of their friendship and the ones who surround them.
At the beginning of the novel Reuven makes a comment concerning Danny and how they might not have never met if it had not been for the entry of American into the Second World War. As Danny’s and Reuven’s team are about to play against each other Danny's team are Hasidics and Reuven's team are modern Orthodox yeshivas. During the game is going on Danny adds that he told his team that they’re going to kill “you apikorsim this afternoon” meaning that this is more than just a baseball game. It may be a symbol for war since the teams have different views on some topics making them be separated into two different “cliques” for example. Later in the game Reuven threw a fastball pitch to Danny and as he hit it, it went straight foward back to Reuven causing his left eye later to be injured. It is later revealed that Danny wanted to kill Reuven while playing baseball, he said the thoughts had nothing to do with the game but for

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