The Chosen Friendship Quotes

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Through an unlikely friendship, two boys learned the importance of numerous life lessons. The two characters, Danny Saunders, a Hasidic Jew, and Reuven Malter, a son of ‘goyim’ continue to captivate the minds of thousands of readers. Why? Is it because of their story, dreams, choices, or religion? Personally, I enjoyed Chaim Potok’s book, The Chosen, because it proved the significance of religion, demonstrated the importance of friendship, and illustrated the necessity for a fatherly figure.
Firstly, I enjoyed reading The Chosen because it proved the significance of religion. Not only do people benefit from collective religious beliefs, they build each other up when calamity strikes. World War II resulted in the death of millions of Jews.
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Many people under and overestimate the need for friends. Proverbs 27:10a says, “Do not forsake your friend and your father’s friend…” with people around them. David and Jonathan’s friendship recorded in 1 Samuel remains one of the most striking examples of friendship in the Bible. Furthermore, when Saul’s anger breaks out against David, Jonathan choses to stand by him even though it could mean his demise. Likewise, in The Chosen, Danny and Reuven become amazing friends and choose to remain friends even when Reb Saunders’s anger threatens to split their friendship. Through reading The Chosen, I discovered that the need for friendship remains vital throughout life.
Thirdly, The Chosen illustrates the need for a fatherly figure. Many studies repetitively revealed the necessity of a fatherly figure in a child’s life. Even though Reb Saunders shepherded his people respectably, his methods for bringing up Danny failed to fill the boy’s need for a father. Providentially for Danny, he met David Malter, a father who saw a need in Danny’s life. Regrettably, not all children meet a fatherly figure during their life and are left to discover the world by themselves. Overall, The Chosen represented the value of a father in every child’s