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    Cinema Paradiso and Life is Beautiful In Life is Beautiful, Guido is a portrait of a very positive character, he celebrates the life with humor and laugh. Although, life comes with many turns and presents him with possibilities of happiness and sorrow, Guido always looks upon hope. He has moments of serendipity when he is mistakenly saluted as a king and he starts pretending that he is a prince. The incident happens when his car takes a wrong turn and overtakes the arrival of the royal king makes the commoners wave and give homage to Guido. Guido meets Dora at the first time when Dora falls from barn window into his lap and at the other chance Guido falls into Dora’s lap after Guido falls from his bicycle when the bicycle goes out of balance.…

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    I think it would be very hard to not like "Cinema Paradiso". My opinion is very bias because I personally loved the film, but I feel like its story contains something for everyone. It is brilliant in so many ways, from the music, to the character development, the relatable story, and so on. "Cinema Paradiso" has rightfully earned the attention and award recognition that it received. Reliving the memories of a young Salvatore and experiencing his nostalgia, reminds us all of something in our own…

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    In contrast, Giuseppe Tornatore’s Cinema Paradiso illustrates cinema as a modern social force. From the beginning of the film until the 7.00 minute mark, we see a clay pot on a ledge. Beyond it is the blue sea, the Mediterranean. Camera backs slowly as credits reveals a doorway, a bowl of lemons on a table. Then we hear an older woman's voice on the telephone. "Yes, Salvatore de Vita." The older woman moves into the frame. She identifies herself as his mother. She gains no information. Shot…

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    In the film Cinema Paradiso, values of religion and individuality were expressed clearly throughout the film. In the beginning scene of Cinema Paradiso, there was a long shot of the town, which shot in a bird eye view position to help audience understand the setting of the film. As the only entertainment in the town, cinema had such an important meaning to the town people. However, the cinema was also the church of the town. By using this, the director links the relationship of religion and…

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    In the early thirteen hundreds, the poet Dante Alighieri completed his magnum opus, the Divine Comedy. This epic poem follows the Pilgrim, who is led by Virgil and Beatrice, through every aspect of the Christian afterlife according to Catholic tradition. The Pilgrim is Dante himself, who was chosen to bear witness the evils of hell and wonders of heaven and, by doing so, change the hearts of his readers. Additionally, the pilgrim was chosen because some secret sin, of which he need only to…

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    The first two books of The Divine Comedy, Inferno and Purgatory, by Dante follow Dante as he journeys from hell to purgatory. In Inferno, Dante meets the poet Virgil who guides him through the rings of hell. Once the two reach the bottom of hell, Virgil continues to guide Dante through the next realm in Purgatory. Throughout this epic adventure, Dante not only provides an entertaining story, but also presents numerous ideas concerning the afterlife. These ideas range from simple descriptions of…

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    There are three different types of desire that can be shown, a desire for the highest good, a desire for others, and a desire for self. Paradise Lost and The Divine Comedy both show all these qualities of desire. In Paradise Lost Adam and Eve desire a highest good from the Son and the Father and via versa, a desire regarding oneself, Eve wanting knowledge on top of her understanding of desire by eating fruit. Besides a desire for a highest good and for oneself there is also desire by Adam who…

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    Alighieri’s most famous literary work is likely his epic poem The Divine Comedy. This epic poem is divided into three parts: Inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradiso. The most popular of these segments is Inferno, which has been translated numerous times in several different languages. Inferno is about the main character, named Dante, and his journey through the different circles of hell with his guide Virgil. Hell is divided into nine main circles, each one pertaining to a specific sin. With each sin,…

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    Dantes Inferno Essay

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    THE INFERNO Dante’s divine comedy The Inferno commonly translated to mean hell remains one of the most studied masterpieces by scholars all over the world since its publication. Dante takes the reader through the journey of a sinner through the nine circles of hell. The Inferno depicted life after death and the terror that awaits those who turn into sin in the journey through hell. Scholars have analyzed Dante's work in the reference to other literary works, politics, religion, social norms…

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    Dante's Inferno Analysis

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    Intro-Dante Alighieri's narrative poem The Divine Comedy played an effective role in initiating the protestant reformation and revealing to the common person the importance of living a righteous life. In the Divine Comedy's Inferno, Dante and Virgil Journey through the nine fictional levels of Hell. Dante represents the human soul, and Virgil represents human reason. Throughout the journey they discover the punishments the sinners of Hell face eternally, based on their crimes. Each crime has its…

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