The Chosen 3

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In the novel, The Chosen, Chaim Potok successfully captures the strange customs of a Jewish community through wit and satire. Potok's novel focuses on two Jewish boys, who live in a world where high standards of achievement are expected of them by their families. The wish to become an insightful leader in the Jewish community was an always predominant custom of the two families. But with hard work and perseverance, the two boys (Rueven and …

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…help from Rueven. In the end, Danny conforms with tradition and lives up to his fathers standards. As Rueven's father questions Danny, "When you have a son of your own, you will raise him in silence?" (284) Danny responds, "Yes, if I can't find another way." (284) Danny finally understands his father, and respects him for his decision in choosing to raise him that way. Danny says to Rueven about him and his father, "We talk now." (284)