The chosen is narrated in the first person by reuven malter, who is 15 when he begins his story in 1944 the story ends in 1949, after reuven has graduated from college the story ends in 1949, after reuven has graduated from college. The malter's russian housekeeper and cook who tends the house for reuven and his father tony savo the boxer reuven meets while in the hospital, mr savo shows an outside perspective from the highly educated, jewish population of the novel. Reuven malter is first of all an (1) orthodox jewish boy and the son of an orthodox jewish talmud scholar the talmud is called the supreme source book of jewish religious law it is a. Reuven malter: reuven malter is a fifteen-year-old orthodox jewish boy, the son of david malter he attends a jewish school (yeshiva) in brooklyn reuven is also the narrator of the story, during which he matures from being a boy without much knowledge of the world into a young man capable of making choices that will shape his adult life.
In chaim potok's the chosen, two contrasting characters are introduced—reuven malter and danny saunders they are opposites while reuven is forward—speaking his mind, danny saunders shows a stark contrast—an inflective soul, listening to silence, and growing from it these characters set. The chosen is a 1967 novel written by chaim potok the novel revolves around the main character, reuven malter and his friendship with a boy named danny saunders. Reuven malter is our narrator, and, as we discuss in pov/narrative voice, he is not the hero of his own story - danny is reuven's own story is surely compelling, but he chooses to highlight the stories of others.
Reuven malter character timeline in the chosen the timeline below shows where the character reuven malter appears in the chosen the colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance. Active reading the chosen book 2 the novel is primarily about four characters—danny saunders, reuven malter, mr david malter, and reb saunders each of the four characters is connected to the others through personal contact and through ideas. The chosen is the now-classic story of two fathers and two sons and the pressures on all of them to pursue the religion they share in the way that is best suited to each as the boys grow into young men, they discover in the other a lost spiritual.
The chosen does, wrapping it in a sweet, sepia-soaked story it's irresistible rationally, it shouldn't be adapted by aaron posner and chaim potok from potok's 1967 novel of the same name, it has novel written all over it the story of two fathers and their two teen-age sons -- reuven malter. Reuven malter: there is a story in the talmud about a king who had a son who went astray the son was told, 'return to your father' the son was told, 'return to your father' the son replied that he could not. Set against the backdrop of world war ii, the revelation of the holocaust, and the desperate struggle of zionism, the chosen is story of two boys, two fathers and two very different jewish communities in williamsburg, brooklyn, in the 1940s reuven malter and danny saunders are both passionate and intelligent young men. Actor max wolkowitz tells us about his character reuven malter in the chosen brilliant young men from rival yeshivas, reuven and danny first meet on a baseball diamond.
5 summary of the play the chosenbegins as the adult reuven malter tells the story of a baseball game he played in 1944 as a teenager in williamsburg, brooklyn. The chosen is a novel written by chaim potokit was first published in 1967 it follows the narrator reuven malter and his friend daniel saunders, as they grow up in the williamsburg neighborhood in brooklyn, new york, in the 1940s. Reuven (roo ven) malter, a modern orthodox jew, narrates the story his team, with their coach, mr galanter, gets to the softball diamond first and practices while mr galanter encourages them his team, with their coach, mr galanter, gets to the softball diamond first and practices while mr galanter encourages them.
The promise starts a few months after the chosen left off, with danny having just started his masters in psychology and reuven having started rabbinical school reuven's teacher is a fanatically religious holocaust survivor who violently disapproves of reuven's father's secular method of talmudic study. Reuven malter he is the narrator of the story, and begins the chosen like danny saunders as a fifteen year old boy living in brooklyn, but he is from a less orthodox. Reuven malter is our narrator, and, as we discuss in pov/narrative voice, he is not the hero of his own story - danny is reuven's own story is surely compelling, but he chooses to highligh. Reuven's presence also reminds us that the chosen is not just the story of danny's struggle between his obligation to the traditions of his family and the possibilities of a modern, secular society.
In the chosen, by chaim potok, reuven malter, mr malter and danny saunders all deal with the struggle of choosing and being chosen to commence, reuven malter has the luxury of being able to choose many things in his life, however he is still chosen to complete certain tasks. Reuven malter - the narrator of the novel and one of its two protagonists reuven is a traditional orthodox jew who lives with his father in a brownstone apartment in brooklyn he observes the ten commandments and attends a jewish parochial school, or yeshiva, where his father teaches he is an. Like danny, reuven, the narrator of the chosen, is an orthodox jewbut unlike danny, reuven can enter the secular world while still retaining his jewish identity interestingly, though, reuven wants to become a rabbi, while danny, who is expected to become a rabbi.