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    Fear as a Propaedeutic (Dante’s use of fear as a propaedeutic) Dante Alighieri wrote a famous book called Dante’s Divine Comedy in the 1300s that is still used in classrooms today. The most famous text of Dante’s Divine Comedy is an epic poem called Dante’s Inferno. In this epic poem Dante makes a trip through Hell, purgatory, and heaven. Virgil serves as Dante’s guide through the underworld. Dante uses Virgil as his guide because Dante says that Virgil is the best poet of all time. Virgil and…

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    medieval literature and theology. The Divine Comedy is and was considered one of the greatest Italian works of literature. Dante is considered the father of the Italian language. His works and his legacy have continued to flourish even after his death on September 13th, 1321. Dante was born in Florence, Italy on May 21st, 1265. He was born into a family that was involved in the very complex Florentine government which later helped form the basis for The Divine Comedy. Sadly, Dante 's…

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    The divine comedy as a product of medieval literature, it has strong theology and is religious. In a sense, the divine comedy is a symbolic story. The author Dante experienced Hell, Purgatory, and finally Heaven, to meet God. “Before me there was nothing created except the eternal ones, and I endure eternally. Abandon all hope, you who enter (C3, 7-9).” Dante read the lettering at the gates of hell. Inside the Inferno, Dante wrote every sin down, including gluttony, lust, violence, heresy,…

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    Dante Alighieri’s, The Divine Comedy, is the symbol of his legacy as it is known as the greatest epic poem of the Middle Ages. Its writing was influenced by two of the most import works of all time, The Aeneid and The Bible. Dante is led by his idol, Virgil, as he makes the journey to find his identity and make amends so that he can be reunited with his dearly beloved. This perilous journey into Hell is one that few have made. When Dante makes his way through the second circle, the story of two…

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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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    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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    of literature, The Divine Comedy, an epic poem. In the first volume of poem, Inferno, Dante still finds himself as a wanderer but now wandering through a different landscape. Slowly but steadily, guided by the Roman poet Virgil, Dante begins wandering physically down the steep descent into Hell or "Inferno" as the title of his first poem suggests. The journey in Dante 's poem is much more than just his physical journey into…

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    Dante Alighieri was an Italian poet from the 11th and 12th century who was best known for his poem “The Divine Comedy”. “The Divine Comedy” was considered to be the greatest Italian piece of literature ever written. Dante Aligheri was born in approximately 1265 in Florence, Italy. His parents where Alaghiero and Bella. Bella, his mother, died before Dante even turned 10 years old. At 12, Dante was promised in marriage to Gemma di Manito. Not much is known about Dante's education but it was…

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    The Comedy Illuminating Florence is a oil on canvas painting by Domenico di Michelino created in 1456. The painting depicts Dante Alighieri along the city of Florence, Mount Purgatory, the Earthly Paradise and the Celestial Spheres. Domenico di Michelino, an Italian painter, born in Florence, primarily depicted scenes from the Bible. It is not surprising then that like many other artist, Dante's Divine Comedy called to him and like many other artists, he attempted to paint Dante's words on…

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    themselves, offer up their struggles to Christ and make a conscious decision to let Christ live and work through them. In order to understand Dante’s Divine Comedy it is vitally important to make the distinction and state that it is not a roadmap that explicitly directs readers physically through hell, purgatory, and heaven. The Divine Comedy is an allegorical journey that reveals the nature of sin, repentance, and redemption. The story’s protagonist and author, Dante, travels through hell and…

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