History Literature / SamsonAndDelilah

2nd Mar '17 9:01:37 PM Nakuyabi
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** GeniusBonus: The answer they gave, itself in the form of a couple of questions, is actually another ancient riddle. "What is sweeter than honey? What is stronger than a lion?" The answer to ''that'' riddle also provides a bit of {{Foreshadowing}}: the answer is "love" in the sense of ''erotic desire''. Samson's "love" for Delilah would ultimately lure him into a HoneyTrap, with her wiles ultimately proving to be enough to overcome even his miraculous strength.
2nd Mar '17 8:50:11 PM Nakuyabi
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* IdiotPlot: Delilah would ''never'' have gotten the secret to Samson's success out of him if he hadn't been [[LoveMakesYouDumb thinking with the wrong head]]; [[InUniverse but then]], [[JustifiedTrope that's kind of the point]].

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* IdiotPlot: IdiotBall: Delilah would ''never'' have gotten the secret to Samson's success out of him if he hadn't been [[LoveMakesYouDumb thinking with the wrong head]]; [[InUniverse but then]], [[JustifiedTrope that's kind of the point]].
15th Feb '17 4:10:49 PM Nakuyabi
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* IdiotPlot: Delilah would ''never'' have gotten the secret to Samson's success out of him if he hadn't been [[LoveMakesYouDumb thinking with the wrong head]]; but then, [[JustifiedTrope that's kind of the point]].

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* IdiotPlot: Delilah would ''never'' have gotten the secret to Samson's success out of him if he hadn't been [[LoveMakesYouDumb thinking with the wrong head]]; [[InUniverse but then, then]], [[JustifiedTrope that's kind of the point]].
15th Feb '17 4:07:26 PM Nakuyabi
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* BondOneLiner: "[[BadassBoast With a donkey's jawbone]], [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome I have made donkeys of them]]."
** In the original Hebrew, Samson is making a {{pun}} on the similar sound of the words for "donkey" and "heap" (of bodies); a closer translation might be "With the jawbone of an ass, I have laid them in a mass."

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* BondOneLiner: "[[BadassBoast With the jawbone of a donkey's jawbone]], jackass]], [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome I have made donkeys jackasses out of them]]."
** In the original Hebrew, Samson is making a {{pun}} on the similar sound of the words for "donkey" and "heap" (of bodies); a closer translation might be "With the jawbone of an ass, a jackass, I have laid heaped them up in a mass."
15th Feb '17 4:01:49 PM Nakuyabi
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* AnAesop: In addition to the obvious "Think with the head on your shoulders rather than [[LoveMakesYouDumb the one between your legs]]," this tale was originally intended as an analogy for all of Israel: just as Samson's weakness for Delilah got him handed over to his enemies, so too did Israel's idolatry with other nations' gods repeatedly get the Israelites handed over to their enemies; the bigger moral was "[[ThisLoserIsYou You idolatrous Israelites aren't much brighter than Samson.]]"


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* IdiotPlot: Delilah would ''never'' have gotten the secret to Samson's success out of him if he hadn't been [[LoveMakesYouDumb thinking with the wrong head]]; but then, [[JustifiedTrope that's kind of the point]].
6th Feb '17 11:39:32 PM Omnicron13
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* AntiHero: A super strong man who is tempted easily.

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* AntiHero: A super strong super-strong temperamental man who is tempted easily.easily into committing some questionable deeds.
5th Nov '16 4:51:13 PM dlchen145
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* BadassIsraeli: The most BadAss of them all.

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* BadassIsraeli: The most BadAss badass of them all.
19th May '16 3:14:47 AM Jeduthun
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His life's story has been the subject of one Creator/CecilBDeMille theatrical film, 1949's ''Samson and Delilah'' starring Creator/VictorMature and Creator/HedyLamarr in the title roles, which was remade twice on TV, the first in 1984 (with Mature doing a cameo as Samson's father) and another in 1996 (which featured Creator/DennisHopper, Creator/MichaelGambon and Creator/ElizabethHurley); Delilah tends to get more screen time in the films than she does in the original story. There's also an {{opera}}tic version by French composer Camille Saint-Saëns, the source of the popular concert piece "Bacchanal", and an {{oratorio}} by Music/GeorgeFredericHandel.

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His life's story has been the subject of one Creator/CecilBDeMille theatrical film, 1949's ''Samson and Delilah'' starring Creator/VictorMature and Creator/HedyLamarr in the title roles, which was remade twice on TV, the first in 1984 (with Mature doing a cameo as Samson's father) and another in 1996 (which featured Creator/DennisHopper, Creator/MichaelGambon and Creator/ElizabethHurley); Delilah tends to get more screen time in the films than she does in the original story. There's also an {{opera}}tic version by French composer Camille Saint-Saëns, the Saint-Saëns (the source of the popular concert piece "Bacchanal", "Bacchanal"), and an {{oratorio}} by Music/GeorgeFredericHandel.



* FatalFlaw: Samson's lust--for Philistine women in particular--does not work out well for him. {{Pride}} also plays a big part in his downfall.

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* FatalFlaw: Samson's lust--for {{lust}}--for Philistine women in particular--does not work out well for him. {{Pride}} also plays a big part in his downfall.
17th May '16 7:23:37 AM Jeduthun
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** In the original Hebrew, Samson is making a {{pun}} on the similar sound of the words for "donkey" and "heap" (of bodies); a closer translation might be "With the jawbone of an ass, I have laid them in a mass."


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* FatalFlaw: Samson's lust--for Philistine women in particular--does not work out well for him. {{Pride}} also plays a big part in his downfall.
17th May '16 7:14:48 AM Jeduthun
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His life's story has been the subject of one Creator/CecilBDeMille theatrical film, 1949's ''Samson and Delilah'' starring Creator/VictorMature and Creator/HedyLamarr in the title roles, which was remade twice on TV, the first in 1984 (with Mature doing a cameo as Samson's father) and another in 1996 (which featured Creator/DennisHopper, Creator/MichaelGambon and Creator/ElizabethHurley); Delilah tends to get more screen time in the films than she does in the original story. There's also an {{opera}}tic version by French composer Camille Saint-Saëns, the source of the popular concert piece "Bacchanal".

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His life's story has been the subject of one Creator/CecilBDeMille theatrical film, 1949's ''Samson and Delilah'' starring Creator/VictorMature and Creator/HedyLamarr in the title roles, which was remade twice on TV, the first in 1984 (with Mature doing a cameo as Samson's father) and another in 1996 (which featured Creator/DennisHopper, Creator/MichaelGambon and Creator/ElizabethHurley); Delilah tends to get more screen time in the films than she does in the original story. There's also an {{opera}}tic version by French composer Camille Saint-Saëns, the source of the popular concert piece "Bacchanal".
"Bacchanal", and an {{oratorio}} by Music/GeorgeFredericHandel.


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* SenseLossSadness: In Music/GeorgeFredericHandel's oratorio, Samson's aria "Total Eclipse" describes his feelings at being blind. As [[RealitySubtext Handel had lost his own sight]], performances were said to move the composer and the audience to tears.
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