The chosen A person’s vision is demonstrated by their ability to see the world as well as themselves. In Chaim Potok’s book, The Chosen, he illustrates how one moment can change a person’s life forever as their perception of the world and themselves is altered. Reuven Malter, a Jewish boy living in Brooklyn, is involved in an accident, which changes his perspective on life. The accident alters the life of Danny Saunders as well. Billy Merrit is in an accident too, and his life is never the same again. This book depicts that a single moment in a person’s life can change him forever. Reuven Malter is a teenager living in Brooklyn with his father. He is from a modern orthodox religious background and he attends a secular yeshiva. Reuven is a member of the baseball team, and during a game against a Hasidic school, a boy on the other team, Danny Saunders, hits the ball into Reuven's eye. A piece of glass from Reuven’s glasses is imbedded in his eye so he is rushed to the hospital. Reuven is examined by three different doctors and rushed to surgery. When Reuven wakes up he is shocked to see himself in the hospital. His father informs him that the doctor said that his eye might not heal correctly and he could be partially blind for the rest of his life. He is told he is not allowed to read, so his father brings him a portable radio. Five days later, the doctor examines his eye again and tells him that it healed properly and he is permitted to return home. Reuven’s perspective on life changes after coming so close to being blind, because he does not take seeing for granted and appreciates life so much more. One incident in man’s life can change the way he lives. While Reuven is in the hospital, one of his roommates is a ten-year-old boy named Billy Merrit. Billy is blinded in a car accident when he was younger. He is at the hospital to undergo surgery that will restore his eyesight. Reuven later learns that Billy’s operation is unsuccessful and he will now remain blind. Billy’s life changes drastically when he is in the tragic car accident. Reuven’s interaction with Billy in the hospital allows him to empathize with others suffering and have a broader view of the world around him. Traumatic events can alter someone’s life forever. After Danny Saunders hits the ball into Reuven’s eye, he visits him in the
in the modern period, use their own lives or the lives of people close to them or lives they have heard about as the raw material for their creativity.” He also states “The Chosen and My Name is Asher Lev, both stories about young Jews coming to a point of decision about their tradition and their individual lives”. The Chosen perfectly demonstrates his life and makes the reader feel his frustration. In the novel Daniel Saunders decides not to succeed his father as rabbi and goes on to study psychology…
The Chosen Assignment 1
Who I am?
Religious – By choice, Reuven wants to become a rabbi. Unlike Danny, Reuven has the opportunity to decide what he wants to become in life, his father wants him to become a mathematician but he still has his own choice. He says to Danny, “I sort of feel I could be more useful to people as a rabbi. To our people, I mean. You know, not everyone is religious like you or me. I could teach them, and help them when they’re in trouble. I think I would…
Aristotle once said, “What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies.” In the novel The Chosen, by Chaim Potok, this quote is significant in respect to the novel, which was even paraphrased by a major character, Reuven’s father. Despite the multitude of themes presented in this work, perhaps the most prevalent theme is the importance of friendship. The film adaptation of this novel was intermediate in regaurds to the novel. The elements of the main story were preserved, though there were…
English II/Period 4
Danny and his Inner Desires
Throughout the book The Chosen by Chaim Potok, Danny goes through many phases and matures as a young adult. He proves that he is a reasonably intelligent and intricate young man. He begins with being very self-centered and conceited at the baseball game, and ends the book being a respectful young adult. He meets a boy at a baseball game named Reuven and their friendship matures as time goes on. Danny is trying to grow up…
The Chosen Response
This story is about two Jewish boys growing up living under two completely different types of Judaism. The main character, Reuven, is an Orthodox Jew while the other main character, Danny, is a Hasidic Jew. Both characters lived in New York City during World War II and they were both Jewish but they would have never met if it was not for the baseball game that takes place at the beginning of the story between their two schools. These two characters would have never became…
English 8 Andrew McKinney
Mrs. Franklin 8th Period
1) pg 3 15 years old
2) pgs 3,4,5– Williamsburg
-World War Two
- Jewish sects of the city
3) pg 3,5 The mention of both World War Two and the depression
4) pg 4 It was looked down upon because it taught more English subject than the minimum required and it taught its Jewish subjects in Hebrew instead of Yiddish. Parochial schools are schools that provide religious education as well as usual education…
In this recording, we looked at the issues of Writing Project 3 and then
we discussed searches. The goal was to find .org websites that listed the
topics for your body paragraphs once the issue had been chosen. The
effects of teenage pregnancy was discussed briefly.
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Some of the themes of "Eveline" include guilt, doubt and the difficulties of being a woman in a male-dominated
Tell me about the male domination in the world today…
migrates from one place to another, their life experiences through the passage of time and sense of attachment in which the individual feels to their homeland can hinder the individual successfully developing a sense of belonging within their new chosen place. In ‘Feliks Skrzynecki’ the poet Skrzynecki reveals his close relationship with his father “my gentle father” initially the possessive pronoun depicts their close rapport, but as their cultural ties weaken they become distanced from one another…
Marketing of Services
Additional notes on preparation for the assignment.
Over the seasonal break many of you will be researching the service characteristics of your chosen service sector, and putting together some environmental analysis to share in your next tutorial.
These notes are designed to answer a number of frequently asked questions, and to reassure you if you do not have a large group of fellow students to work with.
I’m a bit put out to discover group work on the agenda – I thought…
I have chosen the percentage of young offender in the United Kingdom has raised a significant amount from 2000 to present day as my hypothesis.
My report is going to be about young adults and teens in Britain that has a committed a criminal offence. My hypothesis for this project is young offenders in the United Kingdom has raised a significant amount from 2000 to present day it will include the following:…