Essay Topic 1
Discuss Reuven Malter as the protagonist of The Chosen. How old is Reuven when he is introduced in Chapter 1? How do you relate to Reuven’s life, family, and friends? What characteristics stand out about the character in his introduction?
Essay Topic 2
Describe and discuss the origins, history, rituals and beliefs of Orthodox and Hasidic Judaism. When did Hasidic Judaism first spread in Europe? Who led its establishment? Why is this history important to the themes and subject of The Chosen?
Essay Topic 3
Describe and analyze the character of Danny Saunders in the narrative. How is Danny described when he is introduced in Chapter 1? What are Reuven’s first impressions of Danny? Why? How do these impressions evolve?
Essay Topic 4
Discuss the characters of Mr. Savo, Billy Merritt and Mr. Galanter. What are Reuven’s impressions of each of these individuals? How do they each influence...
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