Values in "The Chosen"

analytical Essay
517 words
517 words

Throughout my reading of the novel, The Chosen, by Chaim Potok, and I definitely did read it, I found three distinct values to be evident. Friendship, individuality and religion were very focused on and even shaped the lives of the two main characters. Each of these values have a big impact on my life not only since I have come to Augustana, but every day since I can remember. To define friendship is not easy. It is so many things and so many feelings. It is kindness, compassion, honesty, trustworthiness, respect and dependability. It is being there for another person when they need you, whether to listen or to help guide them in the right direction. It is standing beside them when it is their time to shine and also when they have stumbled into the dark. Being a friend also shows a lot about yourself. Sometimes being a friend can put you in a tough situation but proves what a good person you are. Friendship is something everyone needs to live. They need the love, the support and the companionship. Without it, we will always feel alone. A goal of mine in coming to...

In this essay, the author

  • Analyzes how they found three distinct values in the novel, the chosen, by chaim potok. friendship, individuality, and religion shaped the lives of the two main characters.
  • Defines friendship as many things and feelings, including kindness, compassion, honesty, trustworthiness, respect, and dependability. friendship is something everyone needs to live.
  • Opines that individuality plays an important role in everyday life. individuality is important as it sets one person apart from the next.
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