This essay is a comparison between Jephthah (Judges 11:30-39) and Polonius and how they used their virgin daughters as political pawns.
When comparing the actions of Jephthah and Polonius, it is apparent that both fathers used obedient daughters to further their positions without regards to the needs, wants or safety of the daughters they supposedly loved. In making vows or promises, they allowed their determination to succeed for political gain to blur their judgment. In the end, the decision that each made would end up hurting their virgin daughters in a way that would bring on death or devastation for each.
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