Reuven In Chaim Potok's The Chosen

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“Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light.” This quotation from Helen Keller clearly clarified the relationship between two teenagers living in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York. While one teen lives in darkness and loneliness, another youth accompanies him by bringing radiance and hope. As painful situations happen frequently in one’s life, that person’s companion assists him through both their outer and inner trials. In The Chosen, Chaim Potok uses the protagonist to demonstrate the necessities of genuine companionship. As a result, Reuven Malter developed true friendship with Daniel Saunders via loyalty, sympathy, and trustworthiness. First of all, Reuven exhibited his strong and steady assistance even when derision tries to break the new bond. Actually, a schoolmate rudely commented on Danny, which incurred the protagonist’s hidden anger. The New Oxford American Dictionary defines loyalty as “the quality of being loyal to someone.” During recess at the yeshiva, a classmate brought up last week’s softball game, which obviously attracted Davey’s attention. He recollected the event: “It seemed silly to me, the way they kept talking about the game, they both sounded so childish, and I got a little angry when Davey Cantor started talking about ‘that snooty Danny Saunders,’ but I didn’t say anything” (149). The…show more content…
During the hospital visit, Reuv noted that even though Dan Saunders dresses identically to a Hasid, his thoughts differ greatly from those in his community. Steadfast constancy enables unswerving support to Danny amid criticism. A caring soul empowers commiseration to conquer insensitivity. An honest spirit equipped Reub for the future ahead concerning the mysterious silence. Thus, Reuby learned to cherish and appreciate this special tie thanks to these three characters: true-heartedness, condolence, and
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