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In the film Cool Hand Luke Lucas Jackson Paul Newman is sent to jail for sawing off the heads of parking meters Luke deals with many problems as a member of the chain gang Luke is dealt with his Mothers death Because of Lukes Mothers death the Captain Strother Martin makes Luke stay a night in the box The reason the Captain places him in the box is because he feels that because of his Mothers death Luke will try to run away Luke makes friends with a man they call Dragline George Kennedy This is only after Luke and Dragline is in a boxing match Luke loses the match badly but he keeps coming back for more Luke makes a bet that he can eat fifty eggs in one hour Luke actually pulls it off and gains the respect of all the men Cool Hand Luke sites many symbols to Catholicism Luke in the final scene is shown through the window that is cross-shaped in a church to symbolize Luke on the cross as Jesus was on the cross As an example of Jesus Resurrection Lukes photo of him and two prostitutes are taped back together Luke wins a poker game on a chance luck and faith that someone else will fold even though he has nothing to win with Luke prays to God at the end of the film in the church and repents This symbol is just like before the Roman guards came to take Jesus away before he was crucified Jesus also prayed to God before he died Luke also eats fifty eggs in one hour as to symbolize Luke eating an egg for every member in the prison After finishing eating the eggs he lays out with his arms out in the shape of the cross Religious symbolism has great affects on many films In Cool Hand Luke Luke also is killed like Jesus to sacrifice himself for the
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