What is the meaning of "take on" in the following context:

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( Refering to a novel of Faulkner ) With its biblical and epic allusions, however, it also takes on the qualities of a mythological tale.

If it is possible, please, also give me, for a better understanding, a synonym.

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In that sentence, it means "deals with" or "is concerned with"
 

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Sorry - my previous post is not correct . . .


With its biblical and epic allusions, however, it also assumes the qualities of a mythological tale.

"becomes like"
 
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