Flowering Judas


Katherine Anne Porter

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The Judas Tree

The Judas Tree and its blossoms are the guiding symbols of “Flowering Judas,” representing not only Laura’s guilt over the death of the imprisoned Eugenio, but her own betrayal of her political convictions…

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The Silver Ammunition Belt

Nothing communicates the corrupt nature of the loathsome Braggioni like his silver ammunition belt, which he likes to show off to Laura. Once an impassioned revolutionary, Braggioni is now rich both in power and…

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