Dante 's Inferno By Dante Alighieri Essay

1169 Words Feb 10th, 2015 5 Pages
Dante’s Inferno written by Dante Alighieri in the 1300’s shows a descriptive fictional journey through Hell. It is one of the most well known books about this subject, even though it is not a real religious writing and is just plain fiction.“In the middle of the journey of our life I found myself within a dark woods where the straight way was lost,”-Dante Alighieri. Dante expresses how great his internal struggle really was.Dante was going through a midlife crisis, but he did get more involved into politics, gaining power as a result. After this happened, the opposing political party exiled him from his hometown city of Florence. He wrote this book as his mental journey to light, or Heaven, during his struggle. His wife Beatrice, who died earlier, was stated as being one of the main motivators and reasons for his long journey to Heaven. Beatrice, Virgil and other Holy people in Heaven were there to guide and protect him. Dante established allegory and the afterlife in his imaginative divine comedy. He built the pathway for Italian literature with the Inferno. In his fiction, Dante creates a Hell that is based completely on his opinion. Even though Dante was very religious during his lifetime, his opinions on sins and the circles in his Hell do not completely coincide with how things are described in the Bible.
In the first circle of Dante’s Hell he describes the Limbo. This place is full of unbaptized babies and non-believing people that still did good deeds. It is almost…

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