Parable Of The Prodigal Son Analysis

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The literary work I chose was from the Bible which is part of the Hebrew Literature and Afro-Asian Literature. The title of the short story is, The Parable of the Prodigal Son. The reason why I chose this story is because it has a strong impingement from its symbolism of God and of human nature. In this story, the symbolisms are manifested through its characters and this is what makes the story influencing to its readers. This is how the story goes:
The story is about a father with two sons. He was very rich and can give everything what his family needs. The elder son was very diligent and hard working. He was obedient especially to his father and very noble and lovely. He follows what his father commands him to do and make himself his servant. On the other hand, the younger son was very different from his elder brother. He was very sluggish and never even
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His father immediately ran to him in delight and hugged and kissed him. The younger son knelt down in front of his father and said, “Father, I am no longer worthy to be called as your son. For I have sinned before you and against the Lord. So take me as your servant.” But his father lifted him up and told his servants to give him the best robe, put a ring on his fingers, and give him shoes for his feet. The father also made the fatted calf killed and they prepared for a feast. And his father said, “My son was lost, but now he’s found!” This is the highlight of the story for in here, we saw how God-like the action of the father towards the mistakes of his son. Instead of punishing his son through being a servant, he rejoiced and gathered everyone in their place to celebrate and have a feast for his son’s comeback. Regardless of all the sin he has done, the father accepted his son with all gladness and without hesitations. He did not mind every pain he felt during the stubbornness of his child but welcomed him back with the love he showed

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