"The Chosen" by Chaim Potok begins with a baseball game in which Reuven and Danny, who are of Jewish descent, are opponents. Danny hits Reuven in the eye with the ball, foreshadowing that a connection/relationship will take place between the two boys later in the story.
I'm gonna get you apikorsim!
When Reuven was hit in the eye, a shard of glass from his broken glasses was left in his pupil, prompting a surgery. He was then hospitalized for about a week.
My eye hurts so much! Are the lights changing colors?!?
Reuven and Danny become unlikely friends and continuously meet in the library as Danny reads forbidden books. The irony is in the fact that Reb knows about their library meetings and of David Malter giving Danny books to read.
Sigmund Freud is confusing! Now I have to learn German!
The external conflict is displayed when Reb Saunders forbids Danny to be friends with Reuven for David's zionist beliefs. The boys stop speaking with one another and fights break out at Hirsch college.
I miss talking to him...
Once Reuven and Danny have made amends, Danny nervously admits to his father that he wants to be a psychologist, not a Rabbi. His father surprisingly gives him his blessing.
I want to be a psychologist!
Danny's arranged marriage is lifted and he leaves to attend Colombia University while Reuven tells his father that he wants to be a Rabbi. Danny and Reuven sustain their friendship. The End.