Essay about The Tragedy Of Dante 's Inferno

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Life 's Journey Everyone knows that life is hard, and sometimes people make mistakes. To move past what they have done and better themselves one must look at the mistakes in their past and see fault in oneself . Dante Alighieri wrote the epic Dante 's Inferno when he was 35 years old and going through a midlife crisis He was going through a rough time, as he had just been tricked into being exiled from Florence Italy, his home he loved. He wanted to move on with his life and grow as a person, so he wrote this epic which shows him going on this journey through hell. On this journey, the reader sees him encounter many souls, who sinned in their life, and for each individual sin they have a unique punishment. The readers can use this epic to look at their own faults and analyzes how they have messed up, and then try to fix the way they live just as Dante intended. Dante 's Inferno can not only be used to depict the evils of hell, but it also helps the readers go on this self help journey.
Dante 's epic is known as The Divine Comedy and most people refer to it as one of the best literary works, for others it has been more than just a good read. Dante himself saw this epic as a way to help those in need, he wrote “if from the moral sense, it means to us the conversion of the soul from the struggle and misery of sin to the status of grace” (Dante to Cangrande) in his letter to cangrande explaining his work. Dante talked about how one can use the epic to better recognize the…

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