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Fear and Trembling - Patricia Abrudan Preface Exordium and...

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Patricia Abrudan Preface, Exordium, and Eulogy on Abraham in Fear and Trembling by Soren Kierkegaard After reading Kerkegaard's various interpretations I was able to create my own conclusions and questions about the story of Abraham and Issac. I feel that the different ways in which Kerkegaard displays this bible story shows how each of us are different. In other words, not only are we different because of our backgrounds but also because we are our own interpreters so we view the world through varied perspectives. The different stories contrast with the original story in different ways. For example the first interpretation resembles what is in the bible because it is more about motherly and fatherly love. Rather than saying that Abraham left and rose with his donkey and son Kierkegaard adds emotion by emphasizing Sarah's motherly love and Abraham's fatherly love because “Sarah watched them from the window as they went down the valley” and “Abraham's face epitomized fatherliness”. Then, the second
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