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    Keillor's The Prodigal Son vs. Luke's The Parable of the Prodigal Son The classic story of the Prodigal Son is one of the best known parables in literature. A parable is often times described as a short narrative which teaches a moral; however, the plot is more realistic, than say a fable, and the characters are humans as oppose to animals or natural forces within nature. Parables are also presented in a more suggestive tone, which leaves them more open to interpretation. The play Prodigal Son told by

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    Keillor's Prodigal Son

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    Keillor's "Prodigal Son" Keillor's "Prodigy Son" is a parody of the original, "The Parable of a Prodigy Son". When making the parody, Keillor had to change certain characteristics in order to make it humorous. Some of these characteristics were the setting, characters and the tone. In changing these, Keillor had to be respectful and keep the same theme in the parody as the original parable because he didn't want to offend the fans of the original parable. Keillor turns the famous parable, "The

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    to tell us about the prodigal, and He didn’t write it to teach us about the rascal who stayed at home. The reason He told that story was so we would remember the father and his big heart; the man who looked down the road and saw his son coming home and recognized him as soon as he came into view. But, there is another lesson in that story, which is often overlooked, because it’s not mentioned. The home is there. Now, suppose that home had been repulsive to the prodigal? He wouldn’t have wanted

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    Simply Solutions Prodigal Son Siblings often like to argue about who got treated better and who had it the hardest when it came to their parents. In most cases the younger of the children gets spoiled because their “the baby” of the bunch. Then the oldest always seemed to have the hard end of the deal. With them being the first child the parents are just trying to get the hang of things, which ends up them being stricter and setting more rules for the older child. In “The Prodigal Son,” by King James

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    Punishment and the Prodigal Son In American Society today, there exists a feeling that those who have transgressed, whether against individuals, family members, or society at large, need to be held responsible for their actions. The more severe the transgression, the more severe the punishment. It is not unheard of in these times, for example, that a parent may let his or her child spend a few nights in jail in order to "teach them a lesson". Even if the child seems to understand the severity

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    The Return of the Prodigal Son The story of the Prodigal Son is about a man who has two sons, the “Elder son” and the “Younger son”. The Elder son is very faithful to his father and to God. The younger son convinces his father to give him his inheritance before he dies and leaves the family. He goes off to distant lands and almost destroys himself. He decides he needs to return home to survive. He doesn’t expect to be welcomed well and to be treated like a work hand. Instead, his father welcomes

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    Acceptance, Forgiveness, and Hope in the Parable of the Prodigal Son In the first century AD, Jesus told a parable to the Pharisees, who believed they were better than the common sinners of the world. This has since come to be referred to as The Parable of the Prodigal Son. In this parable, Jesus tells of a family consisting of a father and his two sons. The older son appears to be very well mannered and level headed, while the younger seems somewhat rebellious. Jesus uses this story to try to

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    Luke 15: Beyond the prodigal son "And he said unto him, Son, thou art ever with me, and all that I have is thine" The above verse in Luke chapter 15 is from the very popular story of the prodigal son. Interestingly though, in the above passage, the father was talking to the elder brother who never went away. More often than not, emphasis is mostly laid on the experience of the prodigal son who went away - his fall from grace to grass and subsequent 'triumphant' return home and rightly so. However

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    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

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    A father’s love for his sons is often unspoken. Fathers will rarely say to their sons that they love them, but the sons know they really do. This love is strong, but held in reserve. Is it a sign of weakness if a father tells his son he loves him? This idea can be debated on both sides. In the Parable of the Prodigal Son from the King James Bible, a father openly forgives a son who just blew all of his inheritance money, and has returned home. The father is filled with so much happiness that he throws

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