The Chosen Symbolism, Imagery & Allegory
Sometimes, there’s more to Lit than meets the eye.
Windows on the World
In a book that celebrates choice and multiple perspectives, it’s no wonder that vision is a big deal. When the narrator gets his glasses broken before the end of Chapter One, we know he’s in fo...
Baseball fades out of the picture fairly quickly in The Chosen. Yet, its appearance provides us with an interesting window and we can see how it relates to vision. If Reuven had never gone on the b...
The Torah and the Talmud
The Torah and the Talmud aren't really symbols in The Chosen, but when reading this novel, it's important to have an understanding of these two books.The word "Torah" comes from the Hebrew root, wh...
Forms of Judaism
The forms of Judaism discussed in The Chosen don't act as symbols, but it's good to know some background information on them. As we read the novel, it becomes obvious that there are many different...
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