The chosen is a novel written by chaim potokit was first published in 1967 it follows the narrator reuven malter and his friend daniel saunders, as they grow up in the williamsburg neighborhood in brooklyn, new york, in the 1940sa sequel featuring reuven's young adult years, the promise, was published in 1969. Chaim potok first developed reuven and danny's relationship at a softball game where reuven is hit in the face by a softball thrown on purpose by danny in the hospital, danny confesses that for unknown reason, he wants to kill reuven during that game. David and reuven discuss danny’s visits to the hospital, the zionism act, and reb’s choice to raise danny in silence both david and reuven are surprised at the way danny is being raised, implementing the importance the two put on speaking to one another. Compare and contrast danny saunders and reuven malter how their differences brought them closer because of their parallel struggles claim potok’s book, the chosen, narrates the differences in both danny saunders’ and reuven malter’s upbringings.
Danny and reuven's friendship thrives on their forgiveness, honesty, and compassion danny and reuven are both willing to exonerate each other for their mistakes both boys are patient and forgiving for the sake of their friendship i moved my wrist slowly it still hurt that danny saunders was a smart one, and i hated him. Reuven really likes danny's sister in the beginning danny and reuven hated each other during the game and danny wanted to kill reuven reuven's eye healed perfectly differences the movie left out the part where reuven catches danny's ball during the game. Danny's revelations startle reuven he confesses he would rather be a psychologist than accept his inherited role as spiritual leader of his father's sect reuven's confessions surprise danny he reveals his desire to become a rabbi, though his scholar-father would prefer him to follow his talent and become a mathematician.
Themes in 'the chosen' in the chosen by chaim potok, danny saunders and reuven malter struggle to maintain their friendship, a difficult prospect considering they are being raised in vastly. Although reuven malter and danny saunders have lived within blocks of each other in brooklyn for fifteen years, they do not meet until the day they step onto a local play yard as fierce opponents in a wartime baseball game that represents much more than mere sport as both teams battle for the honor. The rabbi coaching danny’s baseball team was reading something about the talmud, lots of attention is given to how danny and reuven study the talmud, danny’s father truly accepts reuven as danny’s friend at the moment they discuss the talmud, and finally when danny struggles with reading freud, he realises he ought to study it the same. Danny saunders at the start of the chosen danny saunders is a fifteen year old hasidic boy, the son of the tzaddik reb saunders and thus destined to follow in his father's footsteps as the leader of his hasidic sect.
The chosen test | final test - medium chaim potok this set of lesson plans consists of approximately 133 pages of tests, essay questions, lessons, and other teaching materials print word pdf view a free sample what does reuven’s father compare danny saunders to in chapter 17 2. Danny and reuven represent deeply committed friends their live intertwine when historical circumstances , religious realities, and their father's differences in child rearing dramatically affect their respective senses of security and happiness. Reuven was pitching when danny came up to bat, reuven threw the ball and danny hit the ball straight back at him the ball hit reuven in the eye, shattered his glasses, and got a piece of glass in his eye.
The chosen is primarily the story of his long and sometimes complicated friendship with danny saunders as reuven and danny struggle toward adulthood during the tumultuous end of world war ii and creation of the modern state of israel, reuven examines his understanding of religion, culture, and spirituality. 5 describe danny’s brother 6 reb saunders insists that only the jews are commanded to study what 7 what is gematriya 8 how does reuven begin to enjoy himself more and more and become more at ease while with danny’s. The chosen discussion (3 comments – leaders only this round) possible prompts (if you have other ideas, feel free): what were your first impressions of danny and reuven.
Reuven malter is our narrator, and, as we discuss in pov/narrative voice, he is not the hero of his own story – danny is reuven's own story is surely compelling, but he chooses to highlight the stories of others. The two boys, reuven and danny, become friends after a baseball incident from there, they work to move past their vastly different backgrounds danny comes from a more conservative family, while reuven's is much more liberal.
Reuven's father served as danny's teacher, and reuven served as danny's friend reuven's father counseled reuven several times on the importance of being a friend and tells him that being a friend is difficult. The chosen name_____ by chaim potok study questions book i chapter 1 identify the time and place in which the action of the novel is set, and the circumstances that cause reuven and danny to meet. Reuven malter is the narrator of the chosen, and begins the story much like danny, as a fifteen year old boy living in brooklyn new york but he is from a far less orthodox religious background than danny and attends a more secular yeshiva. The chosen-comparison of christianity and hasidism essaysin the chosen by chaim potok, the once separate communities of the hasidic and orthodox jews come into close contact with another when two boys of each religion become close friends while both religions have some practices and customs in com.