Betrayal In S. E Hinton's That Was Now

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According to the Oxford dictionary, Betrayal is the action of betraying one 's country, a group, or a person; treachery, an eight-letter word to describe something so cruel that some people believe a five-letter word could make it forget. Betrayal itself is a hard thing to experience, but it 's even worse when it 's coming from someone you trusted and loved the most. There is a famous saying that, “Sometimes, the person you’d take a bullet for ends up being the one behind the gun.” Betrayal not only results in hatred from the other person, but also losing trust and making you considered as a treacherous person. This concept is clearly visible in S.E Hinton 's acclaimed novel, when Bryon in a blink of moment decided to call the cops on his…show more content…
Through an analysis of literary terms and elements from the novel entitled, That Was Then, This is Now by S.E Hinton, the theme of Brotherhood, betrayal and the passing of friendship is clearly evident through the change in relationship and attitude between Mark and Bryon as the story progresses and as one of them (1) flourishes while the other one…show more content…
When discussing the theme of Brotherhood, Betrayal, and passing of friendship, the story of Judas betraying Jesus comes to most people’s minds. When we read any of the four gospels we see a close relationship between Judas and Jesus was. Out of the 100’s of people in Nazareth, he was chosen to be part of the 12 disciples, the people he considered his closest friends. Although it’s unclear and (11) perplexing on why exactly Judas would do such thing and if money was the only factor behind this action, his mentality to do this after being with Jesus for so long and witnessing his miracles is unbelievable. Jesus knew that one of them was going to betray him and even when he revealed that at the last supper, Judas didn’t want to confess his mistake. He even questioned Jesus, even though he clearly knew that Jesus was referring to him and soon after that he left the supper. After the supper, when Jesus went to Gethsemane with his disciples and while they were praying, Judas comes and kisses Jesus and showed the chief elders who Jesus was (Mathew 26:36-47). Judas relationship with Jesus was no longer the same, but Jesus still loved him. Judas deeply regretted the decision he made which made me want to hang himself
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