Exploring The Waste Land
An allusion page linked from The Waste Land, Part V, line 391

The denial of Christ

Lines 391-392 of The Waste Land are traditionally read as an allusion to Saint Peter three times denying knowing Christ before the cock crew just as Christ foretold.

Christ's night in the Garden of Gethsemane and Peter's denial of him is reported in the following books of the Bible:

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T 46 - Gethsemane
T 48 - Gospel
T 50 - Gospel According to Matthew

Exploring The Waste Land
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File date: Sunday, September 29, 2002
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