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The Chosen

The Chosen

by Chaim Potok

Mr. Galanter

Character Analysis

He’s the coach for Reuven’s baseball team, and the guy who takes Reuven to the hospital when he gets glass in his eye. He’s a flat character, but not quite as flat as some of the other minor characters in The Chosen. He speaks almost exclusively in war metaphors and everyone wonders why he isn’t fighting in the war. Before he completely fades out of the story, we learn he’s not fighting because he has some mysterious defect.

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