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For Thursday 4/3: review Book of Job, all. And reread Orwell, “Politics and the English Language,” that you originally read for week 7. www.mtholyoke.edu/acad/intrel/orwell46.htm Paper #2 is due April 15 th . Your TAs will be sending out my thoughts on your second paper today by email. 1. Job’s response to God. Much of Job’s reply to his friends is actually directed against God, and far from being patient, Job is angry: he wants to put God on trial, he accuses God of being unfair, unjust. a. God destroys the blameless and wicked alike. (9:21) b. God mocks the despair of the innocent (9:23) c. Then know that God has wronged me. (19:6) A very simple but important question: is Job uttering heresy or the simple truth? He has been wronged by God (and we know why: to win a bet with Satan). 2. Isn’t there something admirable aobut Job here, a little like Oedipus? That he knows (or at least thinks) that he has been wronged, and won’t back down, not even to God? “Never will I call you right, never deny my innocence until the day I die! I insist I
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This note was uploaded on 04/25/2008 for the course GVPT 241 taught by Professor Alford during the Spring '08 term at Maryland.

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