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    Dante’s Inferno, written by Dante Alighieri is a classical poem that tells a tale about Dante and Virgil, who journey through the nine gates of hell on a quest to heaven. What’s very intriguing about this poem is that is based completely off Dante himself and most of the characters are based off real people. This poem started being written around 1300, this was mostly due to Dante being exiled from Florence because of a scuffle with the pope. This resulted in Dante to often rant about the popes in his poem. His feelings of despair and anger resulted in one of the best pieces of written poetry today. Inferno starts with Dante waking up in a forest in Florence, Italy Dante is disoriented and confused as he sees a light atop a hill and wanders…

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    Identifying himself as a Pilgrim, Dante Alighieri passionately conveys his faith, hope, and love of God in his phenomenal poem, the Divina Commedia. Via his journey to the Paradise through the Inferno and Purgatory, Dante the Pilgrim inserts lots of biblical and historical references to emphasize his Christian values, moral standards, and most importantly the doctrine of justification by faith (Sola Fide). By establishing a world where dead sinners (especially the famous one in the history 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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    Dante Alighieri Dante Alighieri was one of the most influential poets of all time. He wrote works such as The Divine Comedy and De Monarchia. His works continue to be read today and almost all who read them are fascinated. Alighieri was born in Florence, Italy in 1265. After a long life there, he was exiled for 2 years, though, he never returned. He didn’t technically settle down anywhere for a while. People believe that he then settled in Bologna in 1304, where he wrote De Vulgari…

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    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…

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    In researching the story Inferno by Dante Alighieri, we will look at the intriguing journey Dante takes throughout his life. At this particular moment in life, Dante falls asleep and once awaken he comes to the realization that he is lost. “Midway along the journey of our life / I woke to find myself in a dark wood, / for I had wandered off from the straight path.” (Puchner, 1053) A journey that he will share with Virgil as his guide. Virgil will help guide Dante through their journey to Hell…

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    However, there aren’t any consequences for this act in the period of time depicted in Inferno, by Dante Alighieri, as this wasn’t recognized as a punishable sin. During this period, the deepest and darkest parts of Hell was home to thieves and liars, where their souls were lost and tortured for eternity. One who cheats does so by committing thievery as they steal another person’s ideas and pose it as their own without the owner’s consent or knowledge. In the process, they lie by saying it is an…

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    Inferno, written by Dante Alighieri, follows his journey through Hell as he learns the fates of those damned to suffer in each region of Hell. Guided by former poet Virgil, Dante learns of the idea of “counter punishment” that dictates the relationship between sin and punishment. This construct is seen throughout the circles of hell, but there are those that fit so perfectly with the sin that the damned souls have committed. One prime example of this is in Canto XIII, here Dante travels through…

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    Dante Alighieri was a Late Middle Ages author who wrote The Inferno where he critiques the life of sinners and analyzes their punishments as they rot in hell. Whether it be the time of Jesus Christ, or the modern era, people have committed sins ranging from lust to betrayal of God, family, and others. Furthermore, the novel greatly criticizes those who do not follow Jesus Christ. It seems to be a common theme of being raised a Christian and somehow, about halfway through our lives, we find we…

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    Political thinker, poet, author, and philosopher, Dante Alighieri was more that just your average man. Not only did he inspire the people who read his work but his work itself created a whole wave of Dante impressionists. His works made an undoubtable impact on 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…

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