Love is deep, difficult, and mysterious in Chaim Potok’s The Chosen. The novel centers around two teenage boys who move from angry competition to friendship, and from friendship to brotherly love. The novel doesn’t offer much in the way of romantic love, but intense and conflicted friendships and familial passions abound.
The Chosen shows that what we think is hate can sometimes really be love.
Even though Reuven doesn’t understand many things about Danny, he is still able to make loving choices that help Danny achieve his dreams.