Job summons God. If he follows friends' advice, he will compromise his own integrity Job pleads with God to hear his case. Ends with another lament, identifies his suffering with all of humanity. Job muses over the possibility of life after death, and then rejects it even though he believes God has control over death. Tradition of the fathers has merit, but needs critical thinking. Each person has to decide these things for himself. Friends have tried to instruct him in God's ways and begged him to seek God. Job feels friends simply don't get it. Rejects arguments of friends, tries to litigate directly with God.