Thesis Outline Of Dante's Divine Comedy

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Register to read the introduction… Member of the White Guelfs B. Married Gemma Donati in 1283, they had been betrothed since 1277 C. Fought as a calvaryman against the Ghibellines D. Held high public office- rose from city councilman to ambassador of Florence E. Exiled from Florence in 1301 of the first active among the exiled Guelfs in an attempt to make a military return 2. once exiled Dante traveled to many cities and finally made a home in Ravenna. F. Was a member of the guild of physicians and apothecaries G. Dante was called in January 1302 to appear before the Florentine government, failing to appear he was convicted of crimes he didn’t commit H. On March 10, 1302 dante failed to appear again and he was condemned to be burnt to death. III. Literary Works A. The Divine Comedy 1. Written after Dante was exiled- started in 1307 and finished in 1314. 2. on a personal level, it’s about his exile from his home city of Florence 3. on a comprehensive level, it’s an allegory about a journey through hell, purgatory, and paradise. 4. Rhyme scheme is terza rima (aba, bcb, cdc, etc.) 5. …show more content…
Beatrice is Dante lost love that represents a better path for him to take 8. Inferno i. this visit is a painful but necessary act before real recovery can begin ii. it represents a false start during which Dante must be disabused of harmful values that somehow prevent him from rising above his fallen iii. he speaks of meeting with his great teacher but this is not simply just a meeting with a teacher it’s an encounter with an entire generation with its intellectual mentor. iv. “But why retreat to so much misery?”- Dante is speaking of returning to his beloved home that has turned into nothing but misery to him v. “Virgil says “but you must journey down another road…” “if ever you hope to leave this wilderness.”- Virgil is saying that in order to get out of his misery and find another home Dante must travel another path and forget about the hurt he was caused. vi. “I was a poet and sang of that just man…”- here Dante speaks of how he was wrongly committed and how ignorant he was. 9. “Through the centuries immediately following its compostion it maintained its eminenece and survived through the less appreciative climate of the 17th and 18th centuries.”- source

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