Samson Agonistes Symbolism, Imagery & Allegory
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We know you might be tired of hearing all about the Greeks and how they invented tragedy, but bear with us: it's going to pay off.The most famous Greek tragedy today would definitely be Sophocles'...
You've obviously realized that hair plays a pretty important role in Samson's story. But what you may not know is that the religious significance of hair has a long symbolic history in Judaism. In...
Shipwrecks, being lost, discovering new worlds—what do all these traditionally have in common?Storms at sea. But none of these happen in Samson Agonistes. Or do they?For a story in which not a wh...
Don't worry if you missed this one, since it's not given a lot of screen time. In fact, it's only rates a quick one-line mention in one of Samson's (many) laments: "Ask for this great Deliverer now...
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