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Unformatted text preview: betrayed Jesus Christ, and for this he is sentenced to an eternity of being chewed and flayed alive. In the other two mouths are Brutus and Cassius, who were responsible for the murder of Julius Caesar. One might question how fitting Brutus and Cassius are for this scene, but it can be noted that during Dantes time Rome was the religious center of the world and the city of the Lord himself. Caesar was the father of Rome, so therefore he might be viewed as a chosen leader by God, and to betray and murder him was almost as bad as betraying God himself....
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This essay was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course HUM 108 taught by Professor Bruce during the Spring '07 term at Ohio University- Athens.
- Spring '07