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A Tale of Three Kings Themes

Gene Edwards
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Themes

Being a Saul

Saul is a cranky old king who is unkind. Saul treats David with disdain, afraid that he wants to steal Saul's kingdom. David takes this unkindness and lives with it, never arguing back or attempting to protect himself. The more David refuses to react to this treatment, the more frightened Saul becomes and the worse his treatment of David. Finally David has enough and decides to run away. Saul orders his men to track David down and kill him.

Saul is cruel because he is afraid of losing what is most important to him, his kingdom. Due to this inspiration, the writer implies that Saul is selfish and not filled with God's will. Saul is presented in this short novel as a bad person and bad example. Saul is human and acts on human emotion. To the writer, there are only two types of people in...

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