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    cut when she is speaking to the ancients. In this conversation she speaks and says that “For God will not threaten like man, nor be inflamed to anger like the son of man (Judith 8:15).” In this she is almost speaking out saying that their God would not get angry like they as men do. It is something to see the full thing that she has to say and just how she starts the conversation about her being the one to go and kill Holofernes. As I already pointed out in the paragraph about beauty where God gives her even more beauty is also cut from the Anglo-Saxon translation. So this is where it kind of takes a hit to the original, but not enough to make it not fit the story. In the Anglo-Saxon story it follows up until that point as she places on her clothing to go out, or at least in the little information before the abrupt start. But instead of telling that God gave her more beauty because he felt the way she dressed would not be enough it just cuts off and moves on to the next thing. It doesn’t seem as interested with that magical like thing as it is with Holofernes gold fly net. One stark difference between the two is pointed out in Heide Estes paper is that “In the Biblical text, Judith attends the feast, though she refuses to partake in the food provided…” and then he also follows up with “ In the poem, however, Judith is not invited to the feast (Estes)”. This is played off as the fact they would not know what to eat. But by looking into the biblical version we are given…

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    choosing not to take action against the army of Holofernes, is therefore strongly contradictory to traditional teachings. However, I would argue that rather than indicating Judith is slightly impious, Judith’s declaration reflects a deeper understanding of the nature of divine will. Judith expresses that God will act through her, and that rather than perform a miracle, He will empower her to defeat Holofernes. Moreover, Judith is proven correct, as her actions are the salvation of the city of…

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    Judith, one of the main characters in All The Truth That’s In Me, by Julie Berry, has many character traits that describes her for the person that she is. She is loyal, hard working, patient, daring, and ambitious. Judith was kidnapped by this man, Ezra Whiting, for more than 2 years and she has obeyed him every step of the way. She does not fight back or try to escape, but she does whatever he tells her to do, which is why she is loyal. Even after she is no longer in his hands, she still obey…

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    Judith Slaying Holofernes

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    Judith Slaying Holofernes from 1625 is also a representation of a biblical story where Holofernes blindly falls for Judith and due to his infatuation with her, Judith and Abra, blindside him by taking his life. Gentileschi’s scene of Judith killing Holofernes expresses violence and passion most likely emerging from the anger she felt towards Agostino Tassi for raping her and then exploiting her in court. Unlike, Gentileschi’s painting, Susanna and the Elders, which was painted prior to her to…

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    I have chosen to compare and contrast the following two works of arts: (1) Leonardo Da Vinci, Madonna of the Rocks, c. 1495-1508. Oil on panel, 75 in. x 47 in. The National Gallery, London, England, and (2) Artemisia Gentileschi, Judith and Maidservant with the Head of Holofernes. c. 1625. Oil on canvas, 72 ½ in. x 55 ¾ in. Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, Michigan. These two arts are similar in theme, but differ in styles. There similarities and differences show us why they are important.…

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    methods and possible hidden meaning are the Feast of Herod, David, and Judith and Holofernes. Donatello was born Donato di Niccolo di Betto Bardi in Florence, Italy in 1386. He was soon called Donatello as a nickname by his family and friends. His…

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    2 Dimensional Art The two dimensional art that I observed is called Judith and Her Maidservant with the Head of Holofernes, created between 1623-25. The artist of this painting is Artemisia Gentileschi. This was a large painting that covered over half of the wall. This painting was created by using oil paint. Artists used oil paintings because it dries slowly, the colors are able to blend together, and lastly oil paintings allows the painting to be larger then what it normally would be. The…

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    The story of Judith, a Jewish woman of great beauty, is from the book of the Bible named after her. She is a strong woman of faith, and seeking justice for her Lord, Jesus; Judith sets out to kill Holofernes, an Assyrian general who waged war against her people (Fiero,48). The painting shows the moment when Judith assassinates the general. A very physical rendition, there is blood spurting from the sight of the blade in his neck and on the bed, The maidservant of Judith is holding him down as he…

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    Artemisia Gentileschi

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    Once again using biblical stories to tell her own experiences, Gentileschi portrays herself as Judith beheading Holofernes, who is modelled after Tassi. The story goes that Judith, a Bethulian widow, was allowed to enter the tent of Holofernes, the general of the army assailing her town, because he lusted after her. When he became intoxicated, Judith killed Holofernes with the assistance of her maid, thus saving Bethulia. Gentileschi’s painting is brutally realistic. From the way the blood drips…

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    how permission can be granted for sins, but Christians are told not to sin at all. The pardoning of a sin prior to its being committed shows quite a bit of hypocrisy among the Christian society and is interestingly and openly told in the story. In the opening scene, the reader is introduced to Judith as a god following woman with one wish in her heart; she wants to kill General Holofernes. Being a strong Christian woman, she spends much time asking God for permission to carry out the sinful…

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