The Vibe of Samson and Delilah

The story of Samson and Delilah has a pretty messy vibe to it. Samson is clearly not great at picking women – his first wife is from an enemy tribe and turns out to be a wrong‘un, especially when she switches her loyalties to his best friend. His next wife, Delilah is no better. Samson’s story has an angry vibe throughout and he wages a one man war against the Philistines who live alongside the Israelites. He is the original superhero and can fight lions and kill a thousand men with the jawbone of a donkey, a feat which helps him become ruler of Israel. However, his strength is in his hair and foolishly, he tells Delilah this, despite her trying to have him killed several times before. Bald and weak, he is slapped in chains, blinded and made to grind corn in prison. But the story ends with a satisfying ‘he’s back!’ vibe. Samson is brought in as ‘entertainment’ to a huge Philistine banquet held in honour of his downfall. However, his hair has grown, his strength is back and he brings about a Judgment Day vibe all of his own by pushing down the two pillars that support the building. Death and carnage ensue and the vibe ends in a triumphant blaze of glory.

General vibe of Samson and Delilah: Revenge is sweet.

Factvibe: The logo on tins of Tate and Lyle golden syrup says: ‘out of the strong came forth sweetness’ and shows a picture of a dead lion surrounded by bees, taken from an episode where Samson feeds on honey made by bees which have nested in the carcass of a lion he killed with his bare hands.
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