Chaim Potok's The Chosen (Bloom's Guides) by Harold Bloom

By Harold Bloom

Chaim Potok's the selected depicting the Jewish adventure in the USA is tested with a short biographical caricature to supply perception into the author's existence.

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He leaves, disgusted and angry, and when Reuven sees him again that Shabbat, Danny’s mood has not improved. The Talmudic battle resumes as it had on previous Shabbats, with Danny taking his place as an enthusiastic participant. Danny’s quiet while walking Reuven home, saying he’ll see him at the library the next day just before turning to go home. The next day, Reuven finds Danny in his usual spot, smiling, and there are three books open on his table: a German-English dictionary, a volume of Freud’s early papers, and a dictionary of psychological terms.

Danny reads in the library secretly, because his father is strict about what he reads. Currently, he’s reading 34 Hemingway’s A Farewell to Arms. He gets bored with the Talmud, he says, and there’s a man at the library who keeps suggesting books for Danny. Reuven confesses that Danny confuses him; that he doesn’t sound like a Hasid, and that he talks as if he didn’t believe in God. Danny doesn’t respond—ironically making him seem far more akin to the “apikorsim” than Reuven—and Reuven asks if Danny’s really planning to take his father’s place as a rabbi.

Galanter struggles to 30 answer, saying he tried to be a soldier but couldn’t make it, giving the baseball game, where Jewish boys tried to demonstrate their strength and athletic ability, that much more psychic weight. Galanter, dejected, changes the subject to Reuven’s operation, and then he has to leave. When the boys are alone again, Billy expresses sympathy for Galanter, explaining that his own father couldn’t fight because Billy’s mother had been killed in the same accident that blinded him—the first clearly explained absence of a mother in the novel.

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