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Absalom and Achitophel

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Absalom and Achitophel is a landmark poetic political satire by John Dryden The poem is an allegory that uses the story of the rebellion of Absalom against King David as the basis for discussion of the background to the Monmouth Rebellion (1685), the Popish Plot (1678) and the Exclusion Crisis. The story of Absalom's revolt is told in the Second Book of Samuel in the Old Testament of the Bible (chapters 14 to 18). Absalom rebels against his father King David. When David's renowned advisor, Achitophel(Achitophel in the Vulgate) joins Absalom's rebellion, another advisor, Hushai, plots with David to pretend to defect and give Absalom advice that plays into David's hands. Absalom is killed (against David's explicit commands) after getting caught by his hair in the thick branches of a great oak: "His head caught fast in the oak, and he was left hanging between heaven and earth, while the mule that was under him went on" (NRSV 2 Sam. 18:9). The death of his son, Absalom, causes... More > David enormous personal grief.< Less
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Product Details

ISBN
9781304729743
Edition
First Edition
Published
December 19, 2013
Language
English
File Format
ePub
File Size
150.75 KB
Product ID
21362513

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