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    ” Sir, I have killed lions and bears that way, and I can kill this worthless Philistine. He shouldn’t have made fun of the army of the living God! The Lord has rescued me from the claws of lions and bears, and he will keep me safe from the hands of this Philistine. “This statement shows that David was faithful that God would allow him to deliver the Israelites from the Philistines. In Casey’s situation, he is being depended on heavily by a crowd to…

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    Perspective In Malcolm Gladwell’s Ted Talks video, he explains what the story of David and Goliath means to him. The story of David and Goliath is about, David, a young shepherded boy who volunteers to fight Goliath, a giant, in order to end the standstill between the Israelites and the Philistines. Saul, the king of Israel, has no choice but to let the young shepherded fight the giant, because none of the other warriors were brave enough to fight Goliath. When David walks down to Goliath,…

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    An artist’s job is to depict a story, or emotions, through their piece of work. Every viewer may feel differently towards a piece of work because it may portray a different meaning for everyone. Donatello’s David and Bernini’s David, are based on the same biblical story, however, they capture David at two different moments, making the viewers have different emotions towards each work. Even works that are based on the same story, can make the viewers feel different emotions due to the pieces…

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    From Zero to… Hero? How Orwell Writes to Define His Fate Psychologically speaking, people are likely to root for the underdog. Though the reason for this trend is unclear- perhaps it hearkens back to countless stories in the bible. Whatever the reason may be for this pattern, it has been observed in many forms- sports teams and politics in particular. In fact, a study published in The American Political Science Review focused on this trend of rooting for the underdog, and determined that in a…

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    Sometimes, in sports or in life in general, there are favorites and underdogs. There is a general consensus that the favorite team or player will win but sometimes it`s the underdog that wins and receives all the honor related with that win. This is very similar to what I read about Seabiscuit and what I watched in the video of Jason McElwain. Some people have the ability to transcend their underdog status (ie. Red from Seabiscuit and Jason) and create something very special. In both cases,…

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    "Giants are not what we think they are. The same qualities that appear to give them strength are often the sources of great weakness."- Malcolm Gladwell, David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants, David and Goliath is a book of a battle of underdogs that also relates to Tarzan and Clayton, Tarzan being the underdog and Clayton Goliath. In The Legend of Tarzan, the main character Tarzan was raised by gorillas after being abandoned by his human parents in the African…

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    For many ages, people have turned to David and Goliath for inspiration. While people have told the story for ages, it is often misinterpreted. To readers, Goliath is a formidable foe, with superior power to David, a small shepherd’s boy. Goliath expected a warrior to engage him in close combat, where size was an advantage. Gladwell’s novel, David and Goliath, examines the struggles of ordinary people. Gladwell finds that sometimes advantage can lead to failure, and disadvantage can lead to…

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    Have you ever been an underdog? Have you ever have the satisfaction to win when nobody was excepting you to? If so, you are an inspiration for the people around you because of your faith and your determination in what you are doing. Some underdogs just like you influenced entire country by their touching story. They gave hope to thousand of people during hard times. These person let the society believed that something good is waiting for all of us in the world if we have the strength to fight…

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    Saul reigned over Israel for forty-two years. Saul chose three thousand men from Israel; two thousand were with him at Micmash and Bethel and a thousand were with Jonathan at Gibeah in Benjamin. Jonathan attacked the Philistine camp at Geba and the Philistines heard about it. Saul blew through a trumpet and all of Israel heard that Saul attacked the camp and Israel had become unpleasant to the Philistines. The Philistines were ready to fight Israel with 3,000 chariots, 6,000 charioteers, and…

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    Samson Research Paper

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    support my opinion about the bible’s portrayal of Samson. According to the Bible, Samson’s father, Manoah, was married to a barren, unnamed woman. One day, while Manoah’s wife was minding her own business, an angel appears and he tells her that she will give birth to a son. The angel also tells her that she should never cut her son’s hair because the child will be a Nazarite to God and he will deliver Israel out of the hands of the Philistines. After Manoah’s wife hears the words of the angel,…

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