Betrayal And Biblical Allusions In The Power And The Glory

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Betrayal and Biblical Allusions Paper There are many biblical allusions in The Power and the Glory some are referencing Jesus and the apostles others representing Judas and the betrayal of Jesus. These allusions come at the greatest points in the novel and in some of the darkest. This essay will show how the comparisons between the Bible and the characters, affect the book and the characters. Greene makes biblical allusions about the mestizo and the priest. “Christ would not have found Judas sleeping in the garden”(95). The priest in this scene distrusts the mestizo because he feels that he will betray him for money. He; however, wants the mestizo to get some sort of a reward because his compassionate side comes out and he remembers that Christ died for the mestizo as well as him. He treats himself with a sort of confidence that he is good, that something will come out of this horrible journey. “He was unable to picture a world of which he had only a typical part” (100). The priest views the mestizo as a kind of Judas while the mestizo views him as a prejudiced priest who thinks that poor people are untrustworthy. The author also makes a second biblical allusion about the priest and Peter. “Somewhere a long way off a cock crew” (103). This scene …show more content…

One example of this is “They were extraordinarily foolish over pictures.” The woman like the Pharisees obsess over good things that they do like read the Bible and keep the Sabbath religiously. “This man is not from God, for he does not keep the Sabbath.” Another example of this comparison is “ You don’t know what sort of wrenches who are here, father. Thieves, Murderers” (Greene 132). The woman like the Pharisees don’t understand that Jesus came and hung out with sinners. “The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, ‘Here is a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners” (New International Version, Matthew

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