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The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background.

CliffsNotes on The Chosen reveals the condition of American Jews living in two cultures, one secular and one religious. In his classic novel, author Chaim Potok is describing not only the lives of the characters but his own life, as well.

With this study guide, youll be able to walk a mile in the shoes of a Jewish American of the 1940s. You'll also gain insight into the life of Potok and historical influences on this novel. Other features that help you study include

  • Character analyses of major players
  • A character map that graphically illustrates the relationships among the characters
  • Critical essays
  • Review questions and suggested writing topics
  • Discussion of the firm version of the novel and how it compares to the original work

Classic literature or modern modern-day treasure — you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.

Synopsis:

Chaim Potok's novel "The Chosen," an admittedly autobiographical portrait of growing up Jewish in America, focuses on the challenge of living a religious life in a secular society. Through the budding friendship of an ultrareligious Hasidic Jew (Danny Saunders) and a Modern Orthodox Jew (Reuven Malter), readers learn what it takes to be a committed, religiously observant Jew living simultaneously in two cultures, one secular and one religious.

Table of Contents

Life and Background of the Author.

Introduction to the Novel.

Historical Introduction to the Novel.

List of Characters.

Critical Commentaries.

Chapter 1.

Chapters 2-4.

Chapters 5-7.

Chapters 8-10.

Chapters 11 and 12.

Chapters 13-15.

Chapters 16-18.

Character Analyses.

Critical Essays.

Review Questions and Essay Topics.

Selected Bibliography.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780764585098
Author:
Potok, Chaim
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Cliffs Notes
Author:
Greenstein, Stephen J.
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)
Location:
Lincoln, Neb. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
History and criticism
Subject:
American literature
Subject:
Outlines, syllabi, etc.
Subject:
Book Notes
Subject:
Jews in literature
Subject:
Jewish
Subject:
Examinations
Subject:
Teenage boys in literature.
Subject:
Literature (Cliffs Notes)
Subject:
Reference-Study Notes
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Cliffsnotes Literature Guides
Series Volume:
106-288
Publication Date:
September 1999
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
64
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.25 in

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The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background.

CliffsNotes on The Chosen reveals the condition of American Jews living in two cultures, one secular and one religious. In his classic novel, author Chaim Potok is describing not only the lives of the characters but his own life, as well.

With this study guide, youll be able to walk a mile in the shoes of a Jewish American of the 1940s. You'll also gain insight into the life of Potok and historical influences on this novel. Other features that help you study include

  • Character analyses of major players
  • A character map that graphically illustrates the relationships among the characters
  • Critical essays
  • Review questions and suggested writing topics
  • Discussion of the firm version of the novel and how it compares to the original work

Classic literature or modern modern-day treasure — you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.

"Synopsis" by , Chaim Potok's novel "The Chosen," an admittedly autobiographical portrait of growing up Jewish in America, focuses on the challenge of living a religious life in a secular society. Through the budding friendship of an ultrareligious Hasidic Jew (Danny Saunders) and a Modern Orthodox Jew (Reuven Malter), readers learn what it takes to be a committed, religiously observant Jew living simultaneously in two cultures, one secular and one religious.
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