What is one advantage that John has over his brothers and his people in "By the Waters of Babylon"?

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The advantage that John has over his brothers and his people is that he is a priest in training.

You can't say that his advantage is that he is the son of a priest, because then his brothers would have the same advantages that John has, and they do...

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The advantage that John has over his brothers and his people is that he is a priest in training.  

You can't say that his advantage is that he is the son of a priest, because then his brothers would have the same advantages that John has, and they do not.  

John was brave enough to go to a Dead Place with his father, a priest, and grab a hold of a piece of metal and not die.  

He gave me the metal to hold—I took it and did not die. So he knew that I was truly his son and would be a priest in my time.

Because John is a priest in training, he gets certain privileges.  He gets the best meat from the hunters, and John always gets the best spot by the fire.  

After that, they gave me the good piece of meat and the warm corner of the fire.

He is also taught basic first aid skills.  Lastly, John is taught how to read and write.  

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