Character Analysis: The Parable Of The Prodigal Son

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It was inevitable that among the course of events in this world, there would be times in which people made mistakes resulting in their own unfortunate degeneracy. “The Parable of the Prodigal Son” supports this thought and illustrates the story of a son whom objects to his father’s ways of life. The youngest son becomes a philanderer but soon realizes that he has made a mistake and must return to his father who open-heartedly welcomes his son back. The father’s generosity elucidates that one must first experience a severe hardship before being able to fully understand and accept all that life has to offer. A deep feeling of opposition develops early within the youngest son. Not only does he demand his share of money from his father but he also…show more content…
His father was “filled with compassion” for his son. The father is not chastising his son at all for his actions. He is not even asking any questions about his sons actions, nor was he wanting to know of his son’s past. The father’s heart was filled to the top with compassion. He was beyond ecstatic to see his son and wanted nothing other than to celebrate his return. His youngest son has now experienced such a high and wild life and then hit rock bottom - a transforming series of events. The Father knew that his son was now going to be more susceptible to returning to a normal…show more content…
The father has to go as far as “pleading” with his eldest son whom unlike his father, was engulfed with jealousy and anger towards his brother. The eldest son did not stray from his father’s orders, and therefore felt that it was more than an insult to allow his brother back into the family after his devilish
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