I am a walking work of art

Gather round, religious people and musical fans, I’ve got a question for you that has been bothering me for YEARS.
You churchies pull out your Old Testament, and you theater geeks pull out your lyrics sheets to “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.”
So we’ve got Joseph, right? Favorite son of Jacob. So Jacob’s a playa, right, and he’s got all these wives and tons of sons. But Joseph is his favorite son because he looks like Donny Osmond, and he gives him this big psychedelic trippy coat to show him how much he loves him. Naturally, all Joseph’s brothers get totally jealous of all the attention Joseph’s getting. It doesn’t help that he keeps telling them about these dreams he has where they’re all stars in the sky, and he’s shining brighter than their crappy stars.
I’ll tell you what, if my brother told me that, I’d immediately sell him as a slave to the Ishmaelites, which is exactly what Joseph’s brothers did to him. To cover their tracks, they tell Jacob that Joseph was killed wrestling a goat. You can’t make this stuff up, people.
Well, turns out being an Egyptian slave isn’t too bad, as long as you can convince the king that you can interpret his dreams, which, again, is the first excuse I would use if I were sold to a hairy bunch of Ishmaelites.
Skip forward a few years, and Joseph is Number One to the Pharaoh’s Jean Luc. It just so happened that one of the dreams Joseph deciphered had to do with stockpiling food for a coming famine. Well, unfortunately for Joseph’s brothers back in Canaan, word hadn’t reached them that they should keep seven years of wheat in tupperware, so they’re all starving. Someone gets the bright idea to go to Egypt and hope someone will take pity on them and feed them.
The brothers show up on Joseph’s doorstep, but they don’t recognize him since he’s all pimped out in Pharaoh handouts. So he decides to play a trick on them to see if they’ve changed their evil ways.
He lets them in, but after a while, he pretends he’s missing his favorite golden cup, and accuses his brother Benjamin of stealing it. Suddenly, all the brothers jump to Benjamin’s rescue, saying he’s innocent and they like him and they’ll gladly go to jail in his place.
Joseph decides that this proves they’ve changed their evil ways and more or less tells them, “LOL, HAY, GUYS, I’M REALLY JOSEPH!” Then they all join hands and sing about how cool it is not to be thrown in jail.
Okay, so here’s my problem. The brothers hated Joseph. And who would blame them? He’s all, “Gee, I keep having these dreams about how you all suck! Why do you want me to be killed by a goat?” So then he tests them by seeing if they like their other brother? And when they do, he forgives them? That doesn’t prove that they’ve changed their ways of hating HIM. In fact, I would think that being tricked into thinking they were going to be thrown in jail for cup-theft is grounds for REALLY wanting someone to be killed by a goat.
This bothers me because I feel like such a glaring hole wouldn’t be in a popular Bible story — one popular enough to be made into a musical. Is there something I’m missing? Or does everyone just think that proving that you don’t hate some other random brother is worthy of forgiveness for everyone hating you?
Or should I stop taking so seriously a musical that contains the couplet:
“His astounding clothing took the biscuit
Quite the smoothest person in the district”?

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