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Unformatted text preview: Christian at the time, would have seemed blasphemous. Telling a story from this perspective, however, allows the typical believer of the time to see the famous story from a completely different point of view, humanizing Jesus. The anthropomorphic Cross character depicted in the poem tells the story of the criminal he is allowing to be crucified upon him, telling of the pain he feels when the nails are put in, and his journey from a stained individual to a glorified tree. This character mirrors Christs journey from Gods human son to his position in Heaven. The author has used the Cross character as a beard for this progression The Dream of the Rood would have shown its contemporaries that Jesus and religion are not one sided and omniscient, but multidimensional, with several different truths....
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This note was uploaded on 04/05/2010 for the course ENG 237 taught by Professor Glascock during the Spring '08 term at Rutgers.
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