The Divinization of the Victim

In extreme cases of mimesis, which end in the sacrificial crisis, the chosen victim will often become an object of intense fascination and reverence in the wake of its death.

The Sacred Order

Society, having purged itself suddenly and definitely of the great violence, now looks upon the satisfying victim with a kind of wonder – being both attracted and reviled by it. 

Extreme Cases of Mimesis

The divinization of the victim is part of the sacred order that Rene Girard believed was inherent in all human cultures.