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The Chosen The Chosen a fiction novel written in 1967 by Chaim Potok is about two young Jewish boys and their friendship It takes us along with them on their journey from adolescence to adulthood They face many conflicts and through those trials the author makes his readers think more deeply into lifes true meanings The novel was set in New York during the Second World War Since the main characters are Jews this period of time is very significant Not only were the Jews persecuted during WWII but New York was also close to a military base which made it a prime target for bombing Even the setting has an underlying sense of tension One of the protagonists in The Chosen is Reuven Malter Reuven is an orthodox Jewish boy He is a very smart and diligent student His father David Malter raises Reuven alone in Brooklyn New York as his mother has already passed away Reuven has glasses brown hair and eyes and dresses in the typical orthodox manner A plain boy he has a bright mind and a very caring soul The other protagonist in the novel is Danny Saunders Danny is the son of a very devoted Hasidic Jewish tzaddik However Danny is not a very enthusiastic Hasid He has earlocks grows a beard and wears the traditional Hasidic outfit but he doesnt have the reverence for it that he should Danny is a genius His religion forbids him to read literature from the outside world so he struggles with his thirst for knowledge and the restraints that have been put on him by both his father and his religion He lives with his father mother older sister and younger brother in Brooklyn as well The first antagonist is Danny He and Reuven had many difficulties They resolve their problems in the course of the book but at the beginning they hate each other Their religious views
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