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    The Mythology Behind the Book of Job

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    the Bible, was omnipotent and omniscient. It can be assumed that Job was fearful and submissive to God's will, and that he was a very devout man of faith. The reader is aware of this from the first verse in The Book of Job.”There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job; and that man was perfect and upright.” (Job 1:1). He was blameless and without sin, devoted all of his time to God, and did what was right in the Lord's eyes. Unlike those around him, Job was very submissive and fearful to God

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    J.B. and Job

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    J.B. and Job There are many similarities but also many differences between the story of Job in The Bible and Archibald MacLeish’s J.B. These similarities and differences falls along the categories of style, story line, and characterization. First, the style of both pieces of literature. J.B. is a play by Archibald MacLeish whereas the story of Job is a drama. In both of these pieces a prologue is present. However, the prologue differs greatly. In Job, the prologue merely states a vague background

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    shore has had negative connotations, but after he moves to the river, everything changes for the better. While on land, he is brutalized by his father, forced into conformity by Miss Watson, and a witness to a murder. While on the river, he finds his family and learns to relax. There are many examples of family in the novel, some functional, others figurative. When Huck is on the land, he encounters many different types of families; including his relationship with his father, Pap. Pap has many views

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    The novel, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, has many intriguing characters. One of those characters is their slave, Jim. He has many diverse qualities that portrayed through his actions, speech and appearance. These qualities include loyalty, compassion and superstition. These qualities show us how Jim is a good person. First, Jim shows the quality of being obedient and loyal. This is shown by how Jim stays with Tom Sawyer after he was shot. The doctor that treated Tom described Jim’s actions

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    Huckleberry Finn Learns He Must Grow Up Fast If He Wants to Survive Life Huckleberry Finn, the main character, learns he must grow up fast if he wants to survive life. Huck Finn has a drunkard as a father, a hogshead as a home, and a mother (dead ) of which he never knew. He is a congenital liar, a thief, and someone who has no respect for the rules of society. He will use every technicality to get off with doing something completely wrong, but is ok by him. Huck is not all evil as one would think

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    uneducated. These characteristics set him up as being a person that lacks credibility. However, early on in the story Julius claims his credibility as a storyteller by saying "Day ain' na'er a man in dis settlement w' at won' tell you ole Julius McAdoo' uz bawn en raise on dis yer same plantation", (N: pg. 526). This statement informs the external narrator of Julius' history with the plantation. The external narrator is John whom plans to buy the vineyard. His characteristics include being young, wealthy

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    The old Negro was known as more of a myth than a man, because of the vindictive formula’s of who Negroes were allowed to be way back when. When it came to African Americans, there was always debate as to how they should be treated, because of the color of their skin. In addition to being condemned and silenced as if they had no voice. Commonly being enslaved whether it was physically or mentally the old Negro could not dispose of past, history has contributed to them socially. Furthermore, the old

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    This book is written by a man name Dr. Gregory V. Jones and what motivates him to write, A Man for His Time. Dr. Jones tells how he is inspired to write the story of Job in the Old Testament from the Bible and how it relates in his life. It is a combination of the Book of Job in the Bible, though the comprehension of the author. In my opinion, Job’s life lesson can be instrumental in the lives of others as well. Dr. Jones became very ill with an unknown sickness. He faces a deadly infection in

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    "Day ain' na'er a man in dis settlement w'at won' tell you ole Julius McAdoo' uz bawn en raise on dis yer same plantation." It creates a struggle between two men fighting for the vineyard in which to make profit off of, although they interact with each other cordially and respectfully. This story creates more of a masculine side more than feminine, as Julius tries to mislead John so that he can continue living on the land and surviving. At one time in the story John says, "But I thought you said all

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    rights and how they were treated like an accessory. They could be bought and sold through “Nigger Traders” which is quoted by Jim, “…She gwyne to sell me down to Orleans, but she didn’t want to, but she could git eight hund’d dollars for me, en it’ uz sich a big stack o’money she couldn’ resis’. De widder she try to git her to say she wouldn’ do it, but I never waited to hear de res’…” Also people in society believed that African Americans couldn’t look after themselves or there children properly

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