Summary Of ' The Lord Of The Flies '

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“Then Jonah went out from the city and sat east of it. There he made a shelter for himself and sat under it in the shade until he could see what would happen in the city. So the Lord God appointed a plant and it grew up over Jonah to be a shade over his head to deliver him from his discomfort. And Jonah was extremely happy about the plant.But God appointed a worm when dawn came the next day and it attacked the plant and it withered. When the sun came up God appointed a scorching east wind, and the sun beat down on Jonah’s head so that he became faint and begged with all his soul to die, saying, 'Death is better to me than life. '

Then God said to Jonah, 'Do you have good reason to be angry about the plant? ' And he said, 'I have good …show more content…

I know it 's pathetic and shallow. I mean, all persons involved were okay. There was only one wound and It was only a thing: my little cranberry car. But it was my brand new thing. A thing I got to replace the old thing that was costing me more money to drive because of its constant need for repairs.

Now my shiny week and a half old thing had an owie and I was crestfallen.

The next day I found myself thinking about the accident in a weird context. I found myself thinking about it in the association of my sweet young friend who was fighting for her life after being in a car accident of her own. I thought about it in the context of a brave and strong man who had been felled by a back injury which forced him to undergo surgery. For you see, the question of why had not been uttered about the silly little red car the previous night. The question had hesitatingly popped from my lips during an anguished prayer the morning before my accident as I thought of them. My heartbreaking question: why is it that bad things can happen to such good people?

As I drove along on that road that morning without the knowledge of what would happen to me that night the only answer I could find came from the humbling verse, “What are you oh pot to say to the potter why have you made me this way?” If that wasn

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