Can the poem be taken as interpretation of human fickleness?
This poem is very interesting. Its ambiguity allows a large range of interpretations to the meaning. It may be that Browning is portraying the fickleness of human nature as the patriots deeds are forgotten as no bodys on the rooftops now,versus the faith to God not leaving in bad times as humans do. However, it may also be about the consolation humans find in feeling accepted and glorified, as is suggested by the use of dramatic monologue and the symbolism of the patriot and Jesus, which hints at a sense of selfabsorbance and the bitterness of being rejected from society.