Then she called, “Samson, the Philistines are upon you!”
He awoke from his sleep and thought, “I’ll go out as before and shake myself free.” But he did not know that the Lord had left him.
Samson is a Bible Character whom many would likely be familiar with, for his story was extremely dramatic. His story contained a little bit of all that literary devices that would make him a perfect tragic hero – there is nobility – though not by birth, bit at the climax of the story Samson was the judge of Israel, the leader of the people. There was hamartia (tragic flaw), there was peripetia (reversal of fortunes due to hero’s hamartia) or a downfall, there was anagnorisis (realisation that his downfall was caused by his own tragic flaw), and there was a carthasis. To make the story perfect, Samson…
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