This thesis uses the Old Testament figure of Job and the Shakespearean character King Lear to examine how suffering calls us to question life and its meaning. These works were chosen because of their authors' demonstrated value of life despite their protagonists' pain. This project originated from a desire to answer questions about the meaning of life that had arisen during four years of study at the College of the Holy Cross.
Denton, Allison, "Suffering in the Human Experience: An Examination of the Book of Job and King Lear" (2016). English Department Student Scholarship. 1.