But especially, her reference to people "changing their natures and minds" sarcastically foreshadows the metamorphosis that the knights who will follow her will undergo. In that episode (Gerusalemme Liberata, Canto 10; see picture here below), Tasso will rework Dante, Inferno 25, not only by having men turning into fish rather than snakes, but adding the psychological horror it entails. In Gerusalemme Conquistata, however, the scene has been shortened and modified.
published in Emanations: Third Eye,
International Authors, 2013