The story of Samson and Delilah is a story of love, deceit and money. I want to begin with Delilah's story. She was a beautiful woman with a deep past and many lovers. She was a Philistine and by tradition, an enemy to any Hebrew. She lived in one of the cities in the valley of Sorek. Delilah chose Samson to be one of her lovers. Samson, a Hebrew warrior had already been married once. That marriage ended in death for his wife and her family. He thought himself to have been the cause of their deaths. Despite his record of violence, or perhaps because of it, he was a 'hero' to the Hebrew settlers. The Hebrew's were trying to find a place for themselves in this land that was already occupied by the Canaanites and Philistines. They looked for a hero and Samson's qualities of strength made him ideal as a fearless warrior who could protect them. The Hebrew settlers saw Samson as enormously strong. Someone they could county on. The people at that time believed this was because of magic or some special secret that gave him extraordinary power. Magic and spells were popular, it was believed that the right magic could protect a person, or help overcome enemies. The leaders of the Philistine cities believed that magic of some kind must be behind Samson's strength, so they decided to find out what that magic was. Some of the leaders were aware that Delilah was with Samson, that gave them and idea. They decided to approached Delilah and offer her a great deal of money, if she would find out the secret of Samson's strength. By this time Samson was in love with Delilah and Samson believed that Delilah was in love with him. But contrary to this, Delilah agreed to help them. She saw that the money they offered her was enough to free her from 'working' for the rest of her life. So she decided to help them, she herself was curious about his strength. Delilah started thinking about the ways she should ask him for his secret. She asked him three different times, on three different occasions what his secret was, and all three times he gave her a false answer. But eventually, he did tell her, what he believed to be true: He believed that his strength came from his long hair, that had never been cut. Delilah still wasn't sure if this was a truthful answer. He was not alone in this belief.…
you take the story and read the title, the first and last sentences and every first sentences of a paragraph. If you have a highlighter, that’s a great way to use to highlighting those ways. The next step, will use activate prior knowledge connect the story to your own knowledge u already know. Also, this help you to see if you can relate to the story or at least have a clue on what you might be reading about. Then the next step through the McWhorter Strategy is to read the entire story. Now you have…
me this whenever I was sick, back in the day,” Kurt cheerfully spoke.
5.Veronica was impressed on how well he cooked it. But one thing came into her mind. “Why are you here, shouldn’t you be at your home?” questioned Veronica. Kurt told her the story of how he practically lives on his own now due to the fact that his mother is always working late and his father left him. “In a way I’m like Castro. I have Carte Blache. I can do whatever I want,” he told her sadly.
6.”Well I’ve got to go now. I…
David was distraught saying, “O my son Absalom, my son, my son Absalom!
would God I had died for thee, O Absalom, my son, my son!”. This is told to us to show how
betrayal will only lead to sorrow, especially when you betray your family. David and Absalom is
a story about betrayal. David had multiple wives and many sons and daughters, the oldest son
was Amnon, and his third son was Absalom. Absalom had a full sister Tetra, and she was raped
by Amnon. When David did not punish Amnon, Absalom plotted for two years to kill Amnon for…
I put my elbows up.(I point the obvious.)
This shadow keeps on following.(these clues aren't giving hints.)
Depart it from me. (Tell me now.)
Is this real or is it made-up?(do you want me for reals or is it another story for you?)
Because this is too psychotic.(this is way too confusing.)
Let me idolize you.(I want to love you.)
If your the one ,come and say it.(let me be yours.)
I've got you. (Here we are.)
But, this journey doesn't go nowhere.(just being friends…
Instructor: Lauren Edmondson
Love is the most common theme that is used in literature by many authors. Chopin author of “The Story of an Hour” and Carver author of the “What We Talk about When We Talk about Love” touch this theme in their stories in a unique way. Both authors try their best to explain true love and those problems that arise in love through their characters. The main themes of “The Story of an Hour” lead to self-love, freedom, and marriage. In addition, the foremost…
all over the place. A lot of Christmas lights filled the place and it was bright as the shining stars on a late night sky. We walked towards the escalator and we were in front of the Lego’s store; by the doorway there was the cowboy Woody from Toy Story made out of Lego's. He was taking picture a of the figure when suddenly he decided to get a picture of us together so he asked the first person he saw if he could take the picture for us. He and I smiled and we looked so happy. We kept walking and…
The Scarlet Letter tells the story of hypocritical preacher by the name of Arthur Dimmesdale and his secretive lover Hester Prynne. As a result of their affair, Hester gave birth to a baby girl name Pearl. Choosing to keep their illicit liaison a secret, Hester takes on the critical blame of committing adultery with her pastor Dimmesdale. Because she wouldn’t give up the name of Pearl’s father, she was compelled to wear an “A” on her chest. Secluding herself from the rest of the world…
in love is completely different from any modern love story. A modern love story nowadays has two people using their phones to text people their feelings or social media to help them fall in love. While in Eleanor and Park, neither of them even owned their own phone and the only way to every communicate was in person or using their home phones. Eleanor and Park does not classify as a modern love story.
Eleanor and Park don’t use phones to communicate in their relationship. In modern day love stories…
March 31, 2015
Capitalism: A Love Story
The sarcasm mentioned in the movie was to solidify the message of how Rome
needed to create entertainment events in order to unite and control it's people. An example
would be the chariot racing and in some time fighting to the death became popular. "Have and
have nots " simply means and refers to the people who have it all and the people who have
nothing. Condo vultures are area real estate company that deals with buying foreclosed…
Hebrew Bible and the Koran
The Bible and the Koran are both glorious books of the world’s most flourishing religious cultures, Christianity and Islam respectively. At first glance, when you read the story of Joseph from the Hebrew bible and the Koran, they fundamentally seem to talk about similar ideals and storylines. They, however, have some deep seated differences, that may be a little philosophical in nature or might depend on the particular paragraph that we’re comparing.
The story of Joseph…