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Jacob vs. Jacob: Hidden Meaning in Water for Elephants

18 Apr

Another article in our series highlighting Water for Elephants

By:  Parisienne

Have you ever wondered if the story your reading have any hidden meaning to it?  In the book Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen, there are some slight biblical themes if you look closely. The name of the character Jacob is the first clue and it’s pretty obvious. However, if we dig a little deeper, we find the story of Jacob in the King James Old Testament bares some resemblance to the story of Jacob in Water for Elephants. If you didn’t catch it the first time around, here’s a brief overview of the similarities that were recently discovered.  Continue reading