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The Gospel According to Mark by Jorge Luis Borges
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Feb 17, 2012

really liked it

Instantly, right off the the bat the title is symbolic of the bible. This story shows very strong Christian symbolism and the main character ends up being the Christ figure in the story. The story is about a man who starts reading the bible to these Indian people in which he is staying at during the sumer time. The main character is a very kind man and is known for his talent in public speaking. I think that authors intention is to set up the main character to be like Jesus to really make the ending of his story so symbolic. The man ends of sleeping with an Indian girl who walked into his room one night so he gets crucified at the end of the story. But the funny part is the Indians in the morning before they kill him ask him to repeat the story of the crucifixion and the main character Baltasar sais that everyone is forgiven because Jesus dies, even the Roman solders. Thus, making them think it is ok for them to kill Baltasar Espinoza for sleeping with the girl.
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