Premise behind Betrayal


The idea behind the Betrayal layer of the story is based off the part of the poem where Dante comes across two heads protruding from the ice, and one is biting the other. In life the bitten one betrayed the other, and now they are locked together forever.

I thought it was apt for my interpretation because the idea of heads biting each other really hints at the the story being about the mind and unconscious. The ice as well has a meaning; It’s a nod towards the idea of the mind being an iceberg, mostly underneath the surface, and also the incorrect notion of the subconscious being this unmovable force, when in reality, it’s a shifting, and changeable part of consciousness, the modern notion of the “adaptive unconscious”.

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