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The parable of the Prodigal Son is a story about a father's love and sibling rivalry. It is possibly better named the parable of the lost son because it is intended to go along with both the parable of the lost sheep and the lost coin
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Paper #2: The Prodigal Son
Jesus often taught in parables. These parables often involved fictional characters and were told in a purely allegorical way. His idea was that by telling the people a story, they would be able to relate and understand his teachings better. In this way, a parable can be defined as a fictional story bearing a concealed significance. One of these parables is the parable of the Prodigal Son.
The parable of the Prodigal Son is a story about a father's love and sibling rivalry. It is possibly better named the parable of the lost son because it is intended to go along with both the parable of the lost sheep and the lost coin. It begins with the youngest son asking his father for his share of the estate. The father splits up the property between his two sons. The youngest one continues to sell and squander all of his wealth. Famine spread and the boy was forced to become a slave feeding pigs in a field. Eventually the boy realizes that being a slave for his father would be better that the life
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