Guelphs and Ghibellines

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  • Empathy In Dante Alighieri's The Inferno

    finding a fellow Florentine in Hell, when Alighieri had nothing personally against them. This sense of attachment between the Ciacco and Dante continues and comes across again when they are discussing the different political groups in Florence, the White Guelphs and the Black Guelphs. Before falling back to the ground, Ciacco mentions “Oh speak my name to the memory of men! Having answered all, I say no more.” In this quote Ciacco is requesting a favor, he asks Dante to “speak my name to the memory of men” Ciacco is asking Dante to commemorate his fame before returning to the world above, and because Dante and Ciacco have a strong tie, Dante accepts the favor and immortalizes Ciacco. By having Dante remember Ciacco’s name when he returns to earth, Alighieri is giving readers the indication of pity, This is crucial because Alighieri is exposing his compassion to Ciacco and exhibiting the bond that has been built between them. Alighieri presents compassion as well as hostility, one sinner, Filippo Argenti, suffers from Alighieri 's hostility, using diction and word choice, in the fifth circle, The Wrathful and Sullen. Filippo Argenti was a wrathful politician with a violent temper, he was hated by Alighieri because he was a black guelph, Filippo was Dante 's natural political enemy, he also confiscated Dante’s property when Dante was banished from Florence for his political activities. Alighieri is villainous towards Filippo, Filippo accosts Dante as the poet crosses the…

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  • Dante's Stance On Italian Politics Analysis

    Raffa continues on to further explain that one of the most poignant examples of Dante’s logical interpretation of the concept of exile was through a biblical stance that emphasized, for the damned, “earthly exile continues into the afterlife, where it becomes eternal.” The souls Dante the pilgrim encounters are perpetually experiencing their own exile from God. Whereas Dante the pilgrim, and by extension Dante the author, has the opportunity to repent and repel the sins that lead a soul to…

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  • The Importance Of Contrapasso In Dante's Inferno

    In Dante’s Inferno, Dante Alighieri comes across a groaning tree, as he makes his way through the seventh level of Hell. Dante was introduced to Pier della Vigna, a trusted counselor of Frederick II, in the form of a tree as his punishment. As Dante enters conversation with Pier della Vigna it become clear to the true significance of della Vigna’s contrapasso. As Dante says on the seventh level of Hell, “I am convinced he thought that I believed the groans I heard were issuing from shades who…

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  • Allegory In The Divine Comedy By Dante Alighieri

    The Divine Comedy, composed by Dante Alighieri some place around the year 1308 and initially called The Comedy, is generally viewed as one of the preeminent works of Italian writing. It is an epic poem that comprises of three books: Inferno, Purgatory, and Paradise, which chronicle (portray) the experiences of Dante the Pilgrim (an imaginary character embodied by Dante himself) in his goes through Hell, Purgatory, and Heaven. Albeit terrifying on a strict level, on a more noteworthy level it…

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  • Dove Beauty Campaign

    • If the video advertisements become popular, we can make more of them and extend the videos to be viewed and made in the city of Guelph. We could then look into having these videos and posters present in public places such as town hall. • If we find our campaign is starting off well, then we can paint the cannon as a way to advertise our project and to get the maximum amount of people talking about ugly produce waste. As a result, we hope people influence each other to make better choices…

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  • Dante's Inferno By Durante Alighieri

    Dante’s education is not clear. He went to school like any other boy in Florence and studied Latin, public speaking and philosophy. He was constantly reading book and this could have damaged his eyesight. “He could only see the stars blurred by a white mist.” Later on he devoted himself to the study of the Latin poet Virgil and other classical author. It is presumed that he studied at the university of Bologna, one of the most famous universities of medieval world. His first studies were…

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  • Similarities Between Dante And Farinata

    the lower class and the pope. Although Dante did support the pope this did not spare Pope Anastasius II from being accursed to the sixth circle for allowing the unorthodox practices of his time. As a Catholic, allowing this practice was unacceptable. Dante’s seventh circle of hell is reserved for those that have committed violent actions, whether they be against themselves, others, or God. Individuals that have acted violently against others are forced to reside in a river of blood. One such…

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  • Gavin: The Story Behind My First Name

    My earliest known ancestor, born in the 13th century, was Farinata degli Uberti. A military commander, Farinata was the leader of the Ghibelline faction in Florence. However, when the Holy Roman Emperor died, the other major faction in Florence (the Guelph faction) was able to take control of the city. Farinata fled to Sicily along with his supporters, before leading a successful military campaign to take back control of Florence. He then happily lived out the rest of his life, but when the city…

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  • Utopia In 1274: A Brief Summary

    1289, she lost her father and on June 8 1290, she herself died at the age of twenty-four, probably from a miscarriage. Dante could never have claimed her hand in marriage; her belonged to an impoverished aristocratic family. As was the custom in those days, her hand had most likely been ‘promised’ in marriage at a very early age to a husband of suitable standing by legal contract between the two families, just as Gemma Donati’s hand had been to Dante in a formal document dated 1277 when Dante…

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  • Dante's Inferno Interpretation

    into a political family to which the political setting would soon have a place in his Inferno. At the age of 12 he was forced to marry a woman by the name of Gemma Donati, although he was really in love with another woman by the name of Beatrice. In 1290 Beatrice passed away, and upon her death Dante begins to get involved with the study of the philosophy of the political scene. Because of his involvement in the Guelphs and Ghibellines conflict, Dante was considered an absconder for leaving the…

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