The “David and Goliath” is a story about how an underdog defeats a giant. I discuss Malcolm Gladwell book on the premise that sometimes what may look like a disadvantage on the outside may actually be an advantage and what may seem like an advantage on the outside may actually be a disadvantage.
An analysis of the story reveals that,
-David did not play or intend to play by Goliath's rules.
- Goliath was expecting to fight with a giant warrior like himself and he did not prepare for David.
-David was an experienced slinger, and the stone he fired from his sling was the equivalent of a .45 automatic pistol.
-In reality a giant man wearing a bronze helmet with an unprotected forehead, and full body armor that restricted his movement was fighting against an experienced shooter with a pistol in hand.
Now does David seem like the underdog?