Dante Inferno Analysis

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Identifying himself as a Pilgrim, Dante Alighieri passionately conveys his faith, hope, and love of God in his phenomenal poem, the Divina Commedia. Via his journey to the Paradise through the Inferno and Purgatory, Dante the Pilgrim inserts lots of biblical and historical references to emphasize his Christian values, moral standards, and most importantly the doctrine of justification by faith (Sola Fide). By establishing a world where dead sinners (especially the famous one in the history and Dante’s era) suffering severely in the Inferno, he condemns the ones who disobey God ,and the ones who were born way too early to hear the sacrosanct gospel of Jesus. Nevertheless, Dante avidly expresses admiration to many of the great poets and philosophers …show more content…
“Philosophy […] and more than once points out to one who reads with understanding how Nature takes her course from Divine Intellect, from its artistic workmanship; and if you have your Physics well in mind you will find, not many pages from the start, how your art too […] imitates Nature, the way an apprentice does his master; so your art may be said to be God’s grandchild. (Inferno XI.97-105)” Virgil proclaims that God is Nature itself, connecting Paganism and Christianity, and performing tasks naturally is expressing respect and fear to God; thus, individuals may prevent sin and eventual punishment by avoiding Incontinence, Violence, and Bestiality to God and others. Despite being a pagan, Virgil furthermore mentions some ideas from the Genesis, condemning usurers whom live without Art, which is God’s assigned task(Inferno XI.106-111). This passage suggests that it would be best for Dante, whom finds himself lost in a dark wood (Inferno I.2), to consider his views to the relationship with God. From the city of Florence, Dante mostly likely respects God as an overseer instead of a natural instructor, which the pagans believe their gods are. In order to restore his inner peace and find a way out

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