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In On the Road by Langston Hughes Sargeant faces the racial discrimination of his time as a black man trying to find a place to say the night in a time when many people are homeless Langston Hughes writes his story almost parallel with that of the biblical story in Judges 16 Sargeant represents Samson in Judges and the townspeople represent the Philistines In On the Road Sargeant has to make it through doors to get somewhere to stay He has a Reverad shut a door in his face and then Sargeant tries to break down a church door in an attempt to have somewhere to sleep The doors in this story represent Sargeants chances While trying to break down the church door Sargeant gets arrested and falls into a false reality Where he pulls the church down on top of those that are trying to stop him After the church falls Sargeant leaves trying to find somewhere else to spend the night He realizes the Christ statue from the church is walking along side of him Sargeant finds a place to sleep in a hobo camp along side of a railroad track he tells Christ that he can stay there because there are no doors When Sargeant tries to climb on to a freight train he wakes up to the reality that he is in jail In Judges 16 Samson takes down the pillers of the towns gate and takes them to the top of a hill He is wanted by the townspeople but they cannot figure out how to weaken his strength After trying a number of things they learn if they shave off his hair that Samson would be weakened In Judges Samsons hair represents his faith in god and in On the Road the statue of Christ represents Sargeants After Samsons capture in Judges he pleads to god to give him some strength back so that he may pull down the
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