Essay on A Guide On Dante 's Pleasure

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Find Your Guide “My son, you 've seen the temporary fire and the eternal fire; you have reached the place past which my powers cannot see. I 've brought you here through intellect and art; from now on, let your pleasure be your guide; you 're past the steep and past the narrow paths. Look at the sun that shines upon your brow; look at the grasses, flowers, and the shrubs born here, spontaneously, of the earth. Among them, you can rest or walk until the coming of the glad and lovely eyes-those eyes that, weeping, sent me to your side. Await no further word or sign from me: your will is free, erect, and whole-to act against that will would be to err: therefore I crown and miter you over yourself.”
—Purgatorio (Canto XXVII)

In this citation, Virgil announced that he would yield his hold on Dante, which means that Dante can guide himself. Dante’s pleasure was equal to God’s, so his pleasure can guide him. Dante can get this freedom because his achievement of intellect and art has lead him to this juncture. So he can enjoy free, enjoy every pleasure. Teachers play a very important role in our life. They will lead you to the correct way and let you find your own way. They can also train your ability of self-teaching and self- correct. The scope of teacher is very wide, they can include educators, parents, close friends, and even our own children. On the way of learning, you will know who you are and find your own guide.

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