Bible Story: King David
Bible Passages: 1 Samuel 16-17; 2 Samuel
Analysis of Story
and their Character Traits using direct and indirect characterization:
Character Physical Traits (Direct
Personality Traits (Direct
Inferences--draw two conclusions about the character (Indirect
An archetypal hero has several characteristics. He is divinely chosen. He embodies the values of the culture. He completes a task that enables him to rise to power. Often he falls from his place of high standing through spiritual defilement. How does David exemplify the hero archetype? Explain your answer in at least three sentences.
Looking at the character traits of David, what inferences can you make about the values of the Hebrew people? Explain your answer in at least three sentences.
Why do you think this story is included in this piece of literature? What is its
for mankind? What is the universal lesson it teaches? Explain your answer in at least three sentences.