Cool Hand Luke
How does Luke Jackson represent Christ? Could it be by his cellmate, Dragline who could represent Peter, Christ's first follower? Could it be Boss Godfrey, the man with no eyes, who could represent the Devil? Or could it be the Captain who could represent Pontius Pilate? How would a fight scene with Dragline or eating 50 eggs or a picture in a magazine or even a pair of mirror sunglasses tie in with Christ?
First off, before there was a fight of any kind, the prisoners were out working out doors on the road when they all saw a temptress. Whom Dragline liked to call Lucille, a voluptuous blonde washing a car. All the men were hot and bothered by her, except Luke, and that brings us to how the fight would begin. Back at the prison, Dragline started reminiscing and rambling on about how Lucille put on a show for them. Luke told him to forget it and "Stop beatin' it into the ground. It ain't doin' nobody no good." Then Dragline told him "Ok, new meat, you get some sleep and save your strength, cause you're gonna need it tomorrow." So the fight is on and at first the prisoners wanted Dragline to pound Luke into a bloody pulp. But Luke couldn't defend himself well; he was getting punched left and right. So a few minutes into the fight, the prisoners and even Dragline told Luke to stay down and give up, but Luke refused to give up, just like Christ refused to give up for mankind. Even though Luke took every blow to his body and the odds were against him, he still won, not physically, but by Dragline walking away.
Secondly, since the prisoners often got very bored, so they decide to make a bet for Luke to eat 50 eggs in one hour, just to pass the time. Dragline peels all 50 hard-boiled eggs for Luke to eat and takes bets from the inmates saying he's not going to make it; because 50 eggs weigh at least 6 pounds and that will burst in him. Dragline takes the bet. As Luke gets off of his bunk bed, he has a towel on his head, significant to Christ's...
Bibliography: Durks, Tim. Online, http://www.filmsite.org/cool.html
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