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While it can be argued that the real precedent for Zenebisha's immurement in Andric's classical narrative is the impalement of the saboteur of the Visegrad bridge, Radisav of Uniste (32-46), the fact that Kadare's narrator goes to great lengths to frame his story as a traditional foundation sacrifice narrative suggests the applicability of Girard's scapegoat mechanism to this text.
The remainder of this article explores more deeply the specific myth that underwrites Kadare's allegories of state power: immurement.
When Gjon the storyteller discusses the Albanian variant of the walled-up wife ballad that locates Rozafa's immurement inside Shkodra Cathedral, his first impulse is to justify the sacrifice by interpreting it as a mere metaphor for the sacrifice all labor requires.