The Chosen - Chapter 12 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 12 Summary

Reuven has moved in for a few weeks with Danny's family. They accept him with open arms. Reuven has a deeper relationship with Danny's brother and sister. Reb Saunders' health is failing and he has crying spells which no one discusses. Reuven and Danny fall into a routine of going to the library in the afternoons and discussing Talmud in the evening with Reb Saunders. Danny continues to read Freud and other Jewish subjects suggested by Reuven's father. Reuven continues to read about symbolic logic.

Reb Saunders is withdrawn and still does not communicate with his son. Reuven is able to experience the silence between Reb Saunders and Danny first hand.

Danny teaches Reuven some of the basic concepts of Freud. Reuven is upset because he feels that Freud contradicts everything he knows. This notion did not seem to bother Danny.

In the meantime, from his hospital...

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