The Chosen by Chaim Potok

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The Chosen by Chaim Potok
Episode appearances:
Season 6, Episode 7: "Dr. Linus"

One of the fascinating things about Chaim Potok's The Chosen is that there is symbolism in the 18 chapters divided into three sections. In the Jewish culture, 18 is a lucky number because it represents life.Jacob also has a thing for numbers—yet in the Season 6, Episode 5, "Lighthouse," the lighthouse dial read, "18 Kueffner,"— but the name was already crossed out.

The Chosen is the story of two young boys from different worlds who form an unlikely friendship—perhaps Ben Linus and Jacob? The story centers on the idea that people are defined by their choices. Though the boys in the story are 15 years old, Ben was just 12 when he chose to leave the Dharma Initiative to be with the Others. In the Season 6, Episode 7, "Dr. Linus," he must face the consequences of killing Jacob. Plus, the story takes place over a six-year time span—similar to the six seasons of Lost.