The Chosen Essay

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Most of Chaim Potok’s works are autobiographical as he states in an interview, “I think most writers, certainly 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. Freud is Daniel's inspiration. In real life Potok breaks from his orthodox background by pursuing his education at a conservative Jewish seminary, his decision to write fiction was perhaps a more significant break from his childhood, because through the use of his fiction he questioned the very precepts he had been taught as a child. His inspiration is Brideshead Revisited, a novel by Evelyn Waugh about a dysfunctional English Catholic family. Chaim Potok and Danny Saunders are very much alike as to wanting to be something else rather than what their fathers have in plan for them.his orthodox background by pursuing his education at a conservative Jewish seminary, his decision to write fiction was perhaps a more significant break from his childhood, because through the use of his fiction he questioned the very precepts he had been taught as a child. His inspiration is Brideshead Revisited, a novel by Evelyn Waugh about a dysfunctional English Catholic family. Chaim Potok and Danny Saunders are very much alike as to wanting to be something else rather than what their fathers have in plan for them.his orthodox background by pursuing his education at a conservative Jewish seminary, his decision to write fiction was perhaps a more significant break from his childhood, because through the use of his fiction he questioned the very precepts he had been taught as a child. His inspiration is Brideshead Revisited, a novel by Evelyn Waugh about a dysfunctional English Catholic family. Chaim Potok and Danny Saunders are very much alike as to wanting to be something else rather than what their fathers have in plan for them.his orthodox background by pursuing his education at a conservative Jewish seminary, his decision to write fiction was perhaps a more significant break from his childhood, because through the use of his fiction he questioned the very precepts he had been taught as a child. His inspiration is Brideshead Revisited, a novel by Evelyn Waugh about a dysfunctional English Catholic family. Chaim Potok and Danny Saunders are very much alike as to wanting to be something else rather than what their fathers have in plan for them.his orthodox background by pursuing his education at a conservative Jewish seminary, his decision to write fiction was perhaps a more significant break from his childhood, because through the use of his fiction he questioned the very precepts he had been taught as a child. His inspiration is Brideshead Revisited, a novel by Evelyn Waugh about a dysfunctional English Catholic family. Chaim Potok and Danny Saunders are very much alike as to wanting to be something else rather than what their fathers have in plan for them.his orthodox background by pursuing his education at a conservative Jewish seminary, his decision to write fiction was perhaps a more significant break from his childhood, because through the use of his fiction…