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Posted in Opinion by juned on the March 29th, 2009

What is it that you remember about Lent? The Crucifixion, The Ressurection, The Last Supper or the Kiss in Gethsemene? For me one of the most strongest image is the Kiss at the Garden of Gethsemene.

Judas Iscariot will probably go down as the famous traitor in Christian History. Cassius and Brutus comes in also as persons who became famous for bertraying - in this case Julius Ceasar and he was twenty three times. And the importance of this bertrayal is crystalized by William Shakespeare in his play:

For Brutus, as you know, was Caesar’s angel:
Judge, O you gods, how dearly Caesar loved him!
This was the most unkindest cut of all;
For when the noble Caesar saw him stab,
Ingratitude, more strong than traitors’ arms,
Quite vanquish’d him: then burst his mighty heart;
And, in his mantle muffling up his face,
Even at the base of Pompey’s statua,

- William Shakespeare, Julius Ceasar

But perhaps the most infamous villain and traitor of all time was Iago from Othello. He who manipulated everyone in the play so that he was able to get money, get rid of his rival, be the author of the downfall of Othello and Desdemona. Although in the end he is discovered and exeunts the stage to meet his deadly fate.

But what are the cause of this betrayal. Are such acts attributed to base designs or is there more to it. Could it be due to:

(i) Being passed over for someone else; (ii) Racism or intolerance; (iii) Jelousy; (iv) Revenge for slight true or not; (v)Insecurity; (vi) An intelligence unchecked by conscience or emphaty; and (vii) sadism.

COuld be one of the above ot a mixture of any reason. Still a betrayal has been done.

What would you do?

Judas hanged himself out of remorse. Cassius and Brutus were defeated by the Ceasareans. Brutus was tormented by Ceasar’s Ghost. And Iago sent to the dungeons.

What would you do ?

If someone you trusted betrayed you?

What did the fly (who escaped the web) say to the Spider?

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  1. Mike Abundo said, on March 31st, 2009 at 3:04 am

    The last man to betray me is now watching his business and reputation die a slow and painful death, at his own hands. Traitors ultimately betray themselves.

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