The Chosen


Chaim Potok

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Eyes and Blindness

Reuven’s injured and nearly blinded eye plays a key role in The Chosen from early on in the novel. Even after he heals the threat of blindness continues. In a world that so honors… (read full symbol analysis)


The characters of The Chosen continually debate the value of silence and partial resolution comes only in the last pages of the novel. Moments of silence range from casual and comfortable to cold and painful… (read full symbol analysis)

The Talmud

The Chosen could leave a reader with the impression that the Talmud is the most important Jewish text. The characters spend little time discussing the Torah (the Jewish bible and most holy of texts), and… (read full symbol analysis)