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The Chosen by Chaim Potok - "When a trout rising to a fly gets hooked on a line and finds himself unable to swim about freely, he begins with a fight which results in struggles and splashes and sometimes an escape. Often, of course, the situation is too tough for him." ---KARL A. MENNINGER By developing a relationship between two people who come from completely distinct worlds, Chaim Potok was able to instigate and investigate a profound and deeply moving story of true friendship and the importance of father-son interconnection through self-realization in the work of The Chosen by explicitly introducing...   [tags: Chosen Chaim Potok] 1368 words
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Silence in Chaim Potok's The Chosen - Silence in The Chosen In the book The Chosen the four main characters have different views on how children should be raised. Danny Saunders was said to be raised in silence. Danny was raised in silence in that communication was cut off between Danny and his father, except when they were studying Talmud. The reason Danny’s father did not speak to his son is because Rabbi Saunders wanted to have Danny think things through himself. Reb Saunders also wanted Danny to grow up in the same manner he himself was raised....   [tags: Potok Chosen Essays] 629 words
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Chaim Potok's The Chosen - Chaim Potok's The Chosen In the book The Chosen, by Chaim Potok, Reuven Malter is shaped by everyone around him. During this interaction his character becomes more developed and engaging. Through the interactions, it becomes apparent that Reuven’s father is always teaching his child how to improve himself. The conversations between Reuven and his father help prepare Reuven develop the mentality and the personal qualities, such as wisdom, compassion, and tolerance, necessary to become a rabbi. In all of their conversations, Mr....   [tags: Chaim Potok Chosen Essays]
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Chaim Potok's The Chosen - Chaim Potok's The Chosen David Malter was part of the Jewish sect that took on a more modern approach. He is very understanding, and he cares very deeply for his son Reuven. Reuven and his father's relationship would be considered healthy by most people. They love each other very much, and they have a very open communication with each other. David Malter sought for every opportunity to teach his son from the Talmud, the Jewish Holy book. At the beginning of the book, Reuven was in the hospital as a result of Danny Saunders intentionally hitting a fast line-drive that hit Reuven in the face....   [tags: Analysis Chosen Potok] 1590 words
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Relationships in Potok's The Chosen - In The Chosen, Potok describes the Jewish culture during the period of World War I. Beginning with the affluence of Polish Jews before the war, Potok established a circle of relationships. In the book, there are three main relationships. The first one is father-son, between Danny and his father, Reb Saunders and between Reuven and his father, David Malter. The relationship between Reuven and Danny is the second main relationship in The Chosen. The third main relationship is Hasidism verses Zionism....   [tags: Potok The Chosen Relationship Literary Criticism] 766 words
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Chaim Potok's The Chosen – Rueven and Danny - The Chosen – Rueven and Danny In the novel, The Chosen, Chaim Potok successfully captures the strange customs of a Jewish community through wit and satire. Potok's novel focuses on two Jewish boys, who live in a world where their families expect high standards of achievement of them. The wish to become an insightful leader in the Jewish community was an always-predominant custom of the two families. But with hard work and perseverance, the two boys (Rueven and Danny), find out that they really are, and what lives they will lead in the future....   [tags: Potok Chosen Essays] 765 words
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The American Dream in The Chosen by Chaim Potok - Baseball is a rugged sport, uniquely American. Two Jewish boys meet during one of the most hotly contested baseball games of the high school season, in New York City during World War II. The teams’ rivalry—one team are Hassidim, the other orthodox—fuels intense acrimony between them until a freak accident during the game sends one to the hospital with an injury that nearly costs him an eye. The near loss of the boy’s eye creates a bond between the boys which develops into a deep and lasting friendship....   [tags: The Chosen, Chaim Potok] 910 words
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The Power of Chaim Potok’s The Chosen - The Power of The Chosen Throughout the book, 'The Chosen', Chaim Potok used the way of the Jewish lifestyle to teach his readers of the Jewish people. Potok used a variety of techniques including diction where he introduced Jewish terms, the theme of silence, and conflict between father and son to make the novel appealing. Furthermore, this novel tells us of the life of Jews and their commitment to religion; "We are commanded to study His Torah. We are commanded to sit in the light of the Presence....   [tags: Potok Chosen Essays] 667 words
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The Lesson of Chaim Potok’s The Chosen - The Lesson of The Chosen The Chosen, written by Chaim Potok, is about two boys from different religious sects that become friends despite all of their conflicts. Danny and Reuven participated in a baseball game against each other and Danny smacked the ball directly into Reuven's face, shattered his glasses, and a piece of glass penetrated his eye. Danny went to visit him in the hospital but, before he could say anything, Reuven started screaming at Danny and commanded him to leave while Danny only wanted to say that he was sorry....   [tags: Potok Chosen Essays] 1007 words
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Human Nature Exposed in Chaim Potok's The Chosen - Human Nature Exposed in The Chosen A bad thing is only truly bad if you fail to make good of it. The Chosen by Chaim Potok is a testimant to the human ability to learn, grow and prosper from adversity. The story is filled with examples of situations in which something that may seem bad at the time, later reaps great rewards. In the initial portion of The Chosen one of the main characters, Reuven Malter, is struck in the eye by a baseball hit by the other main character, Danny Saunders....   [tags: Potok Chosen Essays] 449 words
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Creation of Identity in Chaim Potok’s The Chosen - Creation of Identity in The Chosen Many forces can powerfully change the identity of a person. In the novel, The Chosen, a few of these forces are religion, family, and friends. Religion is one of the main points in anyones identity and much of the book is based around the fact that the main characters, Reuven and Danny, are Jewish. In Danny's case religion changes the entire way he was raised, as his father puts it, "I did not want to drive my son away from God, but I did not want him to grow up a mind without a soul." (Potok pg....   [tags: Potok Chosen Essays] 543 words
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Role of the Fathers in Chaim Potok’s The Chosen - Role of the Fathers in Chaim Potok’s The Chosen Chaim Potok’s The Chosen is the story of a lasting friendship that blossoms between two Jewish boys, Danny Saunders and Reuven Malter, during and after World War II. On a deeper level, much of the plot focuses on the character of their fathers–Reb Saunders and David Malter–whose beliefs and ideals are rooted in two separate worlds. Reb Saunders is a zealous Hasidic rabbi who wants to impart his knowledge of his religion upon Danny and expects his son to follow in his footsteps....   [tags: Potok Chosen Essays]
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Modern Versus Traditional Views in Chaim Potok’s The Chosen - Modern Versus Traditional Views in Chaim Potok’s The Chosen Chaim Potok’s The Chosen shows how people with traditional ideas view the world differently than those with modern ideas. For example, David Malter has modern views of his faith, whereas Reb Saunders cannot let go of traditional practices. Also, Reb Saunders and David Malter have different methods of raising their children. Finally, David Malter believes in Zionism, whereas Reb Saunders wants to wait for the coming of the Messiah to preserve his religion....   [tags: Potok Chosen Essays] 578 words
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The Chosen -             In The Chosen, silence plays an important aspect in the characters lives. Reb Saunders forced silence and suffering upon his son Danny by not talking to him about anything other than his studies. He says he does this because he feels that Danny is so brilliant that he might not understand the suffering of others. Reb Saunders feels that silence is suffering by imposing non-communication, however, silence is really how Reuven, Danny, David Malter, and Reb Saunders communicate with each other and the world around them....   [tags: Literature Review] 913 words
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Silence in "The Chosen" - Chaim Potok uses many different types of silence in The Chosen. He utilizes many of them to facilitate illustrating the characters’ beliefs and emotions. The silence helps to buoy the imagery and strength of the emotions and assists in adding depth to the moment. Each silence also helps to clarify the messages that pass through the story, making them sharper and additionally refined. Chaim Potok’s use of silence helps to exemplify the utter sorrow and angst of the Anti-Zionist Hasidic League (led by Reb Saunders) when the bloody fighting is occurring in Palestine....   [tags: Literature Review] 1652 words
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The Chosen - The Chosen The Chosen, a fiction novel written in 1967 by Chaim Potok, is about two young Jewish boys and their friendship. It takes us along with them on their journey from adolescence to adulthood. They face many conflicts, and through those trials the author makes his readers think more deeply into life’s true meanings. The novel was set in New York during the Second World War. Since the main characters are Jews, this period of time is very significant. Not only were the Jews persecuted during WWII, but New York was also close to a military base, which made it a prime target for bombing....   [tags: Essays Papers] 1136 words
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The Chosen - The Chosen A. Plot Summary The Chosen by Chaim Potok is set in the 1940's neighborhood of Brooklyn in Williamsburg. Two boys who live a few blocks from each other but in totally different environments forge a unique relationship. Reuven Malter, the son of an Orthodox Jewish scholar, and Danny Saunders, the brilliant son of a great Hasidic rabbi, meet for the first time in a baseball game between their two Jewish parochial schools. 	Reuven is hit in the eye with a ball hit by Danny and is kept in bed for almost a month....   [tags: essays research papers] 867 words
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The Chosen - The Chosen By: Chaim Potok The novel The Chosen is a story of two Jewish boys who become friends and go through lots of hard times together. The book starts out at a baseball game, one boy on one team and one boy on the other team. The game quickly turns more into a war rather than a game. Reuven was pitching when Danny came up to bat, Reuven threw the ball and Danny hit the ball straight back at him. The ball hit Reuven in the eye, shattered his glasses, and got a piece of glass in his eye. Reuven was taken to the hospital where doctors fixed his eye and he stayed there for five days....   [tags: essays research papers] 548 words
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The Chosen - The Chosen Inflective and Forward Personalities In Chaim Potok’s The Chosen, two contrasting characters are introduced—Reuven Malter and Danny Saunders. They are opposites. While Reuven is forward—speaking his mind, Danny Saunders shows a stark contrast—an inflective soul, listening to silence, and growing from it. These characters set the stage for a lasting relationship to form, to be strengthened, and to be stressed. Danny’s father’s name is Reb Saunders. The tzaddik of a small community within close proximity of Reuven’s home, he was born in Russia and later brought his congregation to America....   [tags: English Literature Essays] 1587 words
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The Chosen - The Chosen The Chosen, written by Chaim Potok may relate to many universal topics, it is clear that it directly relates to the field of education. Mr. Potok has brought us on a journey, which allows many of us to see from an outside prospective, all of the factors, which account for a healthy education. It is a difficult task to relate a novel to the field of education; however, Mr. Potok has made my job easy. The book has received rave reviews from many sources, and the Chicago Tribune said: "…Works of this caliber should be occasion for sinning in the streets and shouting from the rooftops.” The story is about the friendship between two Jewish boys, growing up in New York City....   [tags: essays papers] 1209 words
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The Chosen - The Chosen, By Chaim Potok Friendship While many obstacles get in the way of friendship, true friendship still lives, even in silence. In the book, The Chosen , By Chaim Potok, two boys, Reuven Malter and Danny Saunders, who are very religiously different and both raised in completely opposite ways, develops a deep friendship. Their friendship opens up their worldview to many other different viewpoints in life. The friendship between these two boys is one with great religious significance, starting off with destiny and Gods will....   [tags: essays research papers] 1111 words
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The Chosen - Literary Analysis The Chosen, by Chaim Potok, is a story about two Jewish boys who lived only five blocks from each other, but they never knew about one another until a certain baseball game. It was that baseball game that brought two different personalities together to form a lasting friendship, and that frienship would experience both ups and downs. Although both Reuven Malter and Danny Saunders were of the Jewish religion, both were raised very differently because of the influence of their fathers....   [tags: Book Reviews] 1088 words
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The Chosen - In Chaim Potok's, The Chosen, he highlights the lives of a couple young men as they grow both together and individually. One of the boys is Daniel Saunders, the son of a tzaddik and Hasidic Jew. He comes from a different background than the book's main character, Reuven Malter, and goes through different obstacles in his quest for identity. Danny Saunders is a prime example of how an adolescent moves through James Marcia's stages of identity development. Danny was raised by his strict and revered father, and a sickly mother, in an authoritarian home....   [tags: American Literature] 835 words
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Chosen By Christ - I believe that my pilgrimage with Christ began before my birth. I was chosen. I didn’t choose Christ but he chose me. It was at a very early age that my grandmother noticed that I was touched by the hand of God. Unfortunately, I didn’t realize it at that time. It wasn’t until my first encounter with the lord at age 10 that I realized there was something different about me. I can remember having an unexplainable experience in my grandfathers Apolistic church. I didn’t understand the experience as a child but I understand it now....   [tags: Admissions Essay] 608 words
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Homosexuality: A Natural or a Chosen Life - ... Research Proving Homosexuality to be Natural Homosexuals and supporters of homosexuality are pushing research to be conducted in the science of same sex attraction. People inquisitively ask and wonder if there may be a possibility that men and women that are gay actually have no choice and that since the day they are born they will always be naturally attracted to the same sex. Well, there is specific evidence that proves to a certain extent that homosexuality in males is cause by a “gay gene”....   [tags: segregation issues, equality for all] 936 words
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Who Are the Chosen Ones? - Chosen Ones 2 In this society there is a problem that makes life dangerous and difficult for people. This is the current situation with the health care system. Why are only certain people able to get the benefits that they need. A few different situations from people in my life will be discussed. It’s not right that some people have great health care while some people struggle just to get the care that they need just as much. In what follows, I will argue that a conservative but universal health system is the only ethical solution to the problems facing us today....   [tags: Health Care]
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Chosen To Change The World - Everyone can envision himself changing the world. Although many have the ability to accomplish incredible things, consider a community of ten whose lifelong goal was to improve the common good. This so called community could undoubtedly accomplish great things. However, its members must be chosen carefully. All members must exhibit four main qualities. They must not only have the scholarly capacity to develop new programs but also the leadership abilities with which to put them into practice. This group must be both academically and culturally diverse in order to maximize the scope of its abilities....   [tags: Leadership] 809 words
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The Chosen, by Chaim Potok - The book, The Chosen is a book that has inspired many people in the world. It’s the story of two Jewish teenage boys coming of age in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York between 1944 and 1949. The author of this book, Chaim Potok was a well known writer in the late 1960s. Chaim rose to literary prominence’s when The Chosen became a best seller in 1967. Born in Bronx, New York, in 1929, Chaim like the two teens in his novel grew up in Brooklyn, New York. Both his mother and father were strictly observant Orthodox Jews and did not support his interest in writing, because they didn’t want any of their sons involved in activities outside of their community....   [tags: Thematic Analysis] 1122 words
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Dynamic Relationships in The Chosen - ... We were quiet for a long time. He seemed absorbed in something” (72). Danny and Reuven are shown once again to be discussing their deepest feelings. Reuven observes his friend in silence, which demonstrates the sturdy connection between the two. Reuven sees Danny is absorbed in something and it is implied that he has a desire to help him with the issue. Through sharing their private feelings Danny and Reuven exercise a strong connection based off of trust. Once this is established, their relationship is able to progress from one which consists simply of open communication, to one where the main focus is helping the other person....   [tags: Chaim Potok's novel, story analysis]
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The Bride, the Chosen One - The twitter of ten year olds jolted her out of her reverie. She looked around for a second, confused. Drat!. Her mind had wandered again. Into the realm of "Little Women", which she was teaching her fifth standard students. She hoped her class had not seen her dreaming. "Excuse me" ,a little voice piped up. What was to follow was never known for the bell rang right then for recess. "Thank you Madam" , the class chorused while she quickly handed out prep work for the next day. She picked up her books and walked out of the class to her room....   [tags: short story] 531 words
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The Chosen, by Chaim Potok - Chaim Potok is a gifted author who lets his imagination and emotions combine to create a touching and exquisite novel. He was born on February 17, 1929 and was raised in New York City. He began to write fiction at the young age of sixteen. At that time, Potok also had graduated with a B.A. in English literature and earned a PhD in philosophy from the University of Pennsylvania. He was also a rabbi. With his brother following in his footsteps, he too became a rabbi, and both of their sisters were to marry rabbis in the forthcoming years....   [tags: Literary Analysis] 1173 words
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Chapter One: Chosen by Destiny - Chapter One: Chosen by Destiny The day was coming to an end and far into the wood at the foot of a mountain, seven earnest workers were preparing to wrap up their work and head for home. “Hurry it up, men. It’s getting dark,” Doc urged his fellow dwarfs on. It had been years since he took on the task of gathering the remaining survivors from an attack that devastated the dwarf community that they were a part of. They lived in a bustling city on the far end of the ocean and had crossed it to arrive in this new land....   [tags: dwarves, mines, magic] 2013 words
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The Chosen, Chaim Potok - The book, The Chosen is a book that has inspired many people in the world. It’s the story of two Jewish teenage boys coming of age in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York between 1944 and 1949. The author of this book, Chaim Potok was a well known writer in the late 1960s. Chaim rose to literary prominence’s when The Chosen became a best seller in 1967. Born in Bronx, New York, in 1929, Chaim like the two teens in his novel grew up in Brooklyn, New York. Both his mother and father were strictly observant Orthodox Jews and didn’t support his interest in writing, because they didn’t want any of their sons involved in activities outside of their community....   [tags: Background, Thematical Analysis] 1131 words
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The Chosen Health Care - The chosen health care need that this assignment will focus on is Breast Cancer as each year more than a quarter of a million people are diagnosed with Cancer in the United Kingdom, Macmillan (2007). Breast Cancer was chosen as the health care need as people’s awareness of Breast cancer need to be raised. Also through out this assignment the sociological and psychological aspect of breast cancer will be looked at and also the global national and local initiatives will be looked at as well for anyone receiving or caring for someone with breast cancer....   [tags: Health, Breast Cancer] 2378 words
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The Chosen: Old Habits Die Hard - A novel unparalleled to any other during its time period, The Chosen by Chaim Potok introduced outsiders to the life of Hasidic Jews and modern Jews during the horror of World War II and the aftermath of the Holocaust. The Holocaust was not the only time in the history of the Jewish people when they were persecuted and oppressed. Starting long before the thirteenth century, the Jews were always looked down upon and victimized; however, the resentment from torment during the thirteenth century of the Jews had been carried to members of the Jewish sects in the mid-twentieth century....   [tags: Literature]
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The Chosen - Spiritual vs. Non Spiritual - Spiritual vs. Non Spiritual, this conflict is reflected within The Chosen through the views of Hasidic Jews and Orthodox Jews. David Malter, a Zionist who believed in the liberation of the Jewish people, and Reb Saunders, a Hasidic Jew and a Non-Zionist who focused more on keeping the spiritual views of his religion within his people. These beliefs are projected on to their sons. Despite the fact that Danny had a mind of his own and opinions of his own he still respected the views of his religion....   [tags: Literary Review]
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The Chosen One: Prenatal Genetic Testing - Every person wants the ability to see into the future more than ever with the technological and medical advances that America has created in the last century. Thanks to the world of genetic testing, families and individuals are now able to see what their health may be like in the coming years. Genetic testing can be done on every person, but required a lot of time and energy to go through with it. For some families the time is well spent when it comes to doing prenatal genetic testing on their new family member....   [tags: ethical dilemas]
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The Chosen One - The Chosen One Can you imagine if something terrible is going to happen to the human race and there is only one person who could stop it. And that person happens to be you. What would you do. At first, there must be a person who can sense that something terrible is about to happen and knows that there is somebody who is able to stop it. Nobody knows whether he or she was born to be that person that could do something. Something that others arent able to do and he or she is the only person who can do it....   [tags: Ender's Game Matrix Movie Essays]
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The Regulations of the Chosen Sports - The Regulations of the Chosen Sports In our assignment we have been asked to produce information on regulations and legislations. “Select two sports from the list below:- Football, Netball, Basketball, Cricket, Volleyball, Swimming. A. You are required to list the regulations for each of the chosen sport you have selected. B. These regulations should be described giving reasons why they are implemented....   [tags: Papers] 1038 words
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Functional Areas of a Chosen Business - Functional Areas of a Chosen Business The different functional areas within the business of Sainsbury’s are as follows: * Customer Service * Retail * Marketing * Trading * Finance * Human Resources * Administration * Payroll I shall not write about what each department actually does within Sainsbury’s: Customer Service This is basically the majority of Sainsbury’s workforce. This involves general duties to be carried out on the shop floor such as checkout assistants which are there for customers to pay for their goods, General Assistants are multi skilled between checkouts and stocking shelves for maximum availability of produ...   [tags: Papers] 4153 words
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The Chosen - Historic Events - Chaim Potok uses historic events to help shape the plot of The Chosen and create conflicts and challenges for the characters to overcome. Specifically, the Holocaust and the Zionist movement create a feeling of aversion between the Malters and the Saunders by setting the Malters' reform Jewish, Zionist beliefs against those of the Hasidic, anti-Zionist Saunders. In the end of The Chosen, after the strength of Reuven and Danny's friendship has been thoroughly tested, their bond emerges just as healthy as it was prior to their estrangement....   [tags: essays research papers] 929 words
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The Chosen by Chaim Potok - The Chosen by Chaim Potok The novel, The Chosen, written by Chaim Potok, is a very interesting novel that opens a reader's mind to the religion of Judaism and the different trials Jews had to go through. Throughout this book, many thoughts and ideas can get the readers attention, but the most appealing idea is the decisions that Danny Sanders had to make. Danny struggles with culture expectations concerning his dress, the decision to follow the Hasidic family tradition, and keeping his Jewish faith....   [tags: Papers] 522 words
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Correct Software Chosen for Tasks - Correct Software Chosen for Tasks The tasks I had to do were to create a presentation to the managers of Future Fashions, create a Web Page and an Application Form. I then had to complete reports stating what I had done. To create my presentation I used Microsoft PowerPoint. This application enabled me to create a slide show containing information about the different ways of advertising the ICT Administrator post in the company. To create my Web Page and my Application Form I used Microsoft FrontPage, as this is a Web Page management Application that specialises in creating Web Pages....   [tags: Papers] 584 words
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How Ottawa was Chosen to be Canada’s Capital - When a city of Ottawa was chosen as Canada’s capital On December 31, 1857 it first originated as a request to find a new capital, from the fathers of confederation to Queen Victoria, and by her officials here in Canada and the United Kingdom. In addition to have a new capital there was a need to have a seat of the government that was protected from attack from the Americans, As a result Ottawa was chosen, as the nation’s capital. Today many Canadians are enjoying the benefits of that decision. Many cities served before as capital of the United Provinces of Canada: Kingston, Montreal, Toronto, (originally know as York, was burned to the ground by invading Americans forces in the war of 1812)...   [tags: Canadian History] 528 words
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Why I Have Chosen to Study Criminology - Everyone is unique but despite gender, ethnicity, age and class we all have one thing in common. We all belong to a society. I have chosen to study Criminology as I am very enthusiastic about this aspect of society and I am keen to widen my knowledge which I have learnt through studying A level Sociology. My favourite topic throughout my AS year whilst studying sociology, was Crime and deviance. The subject of Crime I feel is of great importance and relevance to modern day society because it is increasingly a cause of concern in everyday life and create issues which affect us as a society....   [tags: career choices, opportunities] 573 words
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Critical Analysis: The Chosen - I was caught off guard by Chaim Potok's The Chosen. Through the first few pages of the novel, I was a bit skeptical of the rest of the story, however, after the first chapter, I was unable to put it down. The story, which was focused mainly on two teenage boys, Reuven and Danny, who managed to developed a friendship despite their vastly different religious Jewish backgrounds kept me engrossed. I was amazed at how the initial distrust and hatred for each other gave way to understanding, and developed into a deep friendship....   [tags: Book Reviews] 423 words
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God Chosen - God’s chosen examples. When God calls you must answer, my Baptist preacher bellows from his pulpit. Everyone has a purpose on this earth, but God has chosen a special few to help him carry out his divine plan, he continues. Countless Sunday mornings I spent listening to my pastor preaching about man’s encounters with God. He explains the significance of the encounters to the people of antiquity and he even relates the encounters to our every day lives. If one has met with God and seen His glory he is truly blessed....   [tags: essays research papers] 2723 words
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Adhering to The Lottery by Shirley Jackson - ... summers, “ You didn’t give him time enough to take any paper he wanted. I saw you. It wasn’t fair!” (140) Tessie keeps repeating “ it wasn’t fair” until she dies. Jackson describes this violent murder: “Tessie Hutchinson was in the center of a cleared space by now, and she held her hands out desperately as the villagers moved in on her. “It wasn’t fair,” she said. A stone hit her on the side of the head” (141). Tessie by saying “It wasn’t fair” is talking about the whole tradition. Of curse the readers know she hasn’t done anything wrong, except running late to the ritual murder assembly or “The Lottery.” Tessie is the innocent victim of this game, and there are many more games to come,...   [tags: chosen, victim, tradition]
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How Lay Magistrates are Chosen and Appointed - How Lay Magistrates are Chosen and Appointed Lay magistrates, justices of the peace, are part-time and unpaid members of the public, who are chosen to serve in the magistrates court. In order to become a lay magistrate a certain criteria is set. The lay magistrates are not legally qualified, they can be taxi drivers or teachers. They only need to fit certain criteria. The person must live within 15 miles of the area in which they want to serve. They must have lived within this area for at least 12 months....   [tags: Papers] 612 words
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I Have Chosen to Become a Teacher - Why I Have Chosen to Become a Teacher Happiness is not about being filthy rich, or by how many designer clothes I can wear, happiness is about making a difference in the lives of the future. It will be such an awarding experience to go daily to a place of work and feel as though I truly belong. Many people do not realize that if it weren’t for teachers, we would not have doctors, lawyers, and many professions that greatly depend on the guidance of their teachers to enrich their lives. A semantic memory process is provided only in school, that will follow students throughout their lives....   [tags: Personal Narrative Teaching Education Essays] 797 words
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I Have Chosen to Become a Teacher - Why I Have Chosen to Become a Teacher People choose careers for many different reasons. Many choose a career because it pays well or because there is a large job market for it. Neither of these reasons was a factor in my decision to pursue a career in education, though. I decided to become a teacher because I want to have an impact on and help others. Two people have served as examples of how teaching will allow me to do this: my mother (a first grade teacher), and one of her former students....   [tags: Educating Education Teaching Essays] 970 words
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