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    In the Ninth Circle of Hell residing in the Second Round, Count Ugolino can be found where those who committed treason against their country are condemned for eternity. Dante sees a sinner gnawing at the head of another sinner. The sinner is revealed to be Count Ugolino and his meal is Archbishop Ruggieri. Count Ugolino explains to Dante why he has ended up in this part of Hell. The readers find out that these two sinners have a past relationship. Count Ugolino is Italian, Dante notices this by his speech. Count Ugolino and Archbishop Ruggieri plotted with each other in the city of Pisa. Count Ugolino was a Guelph and led the Guelph faction in Pisa with his nephew Nino de’ Visconti. Archbishop Ruggieri led the Ghibellines. Archbishop Ruggieri…

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    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…

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    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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    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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    Greed In Dante's Inferno

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    Filippo in Hell. His brutal and non-forgiving actions towards are a statement to all politicians in his time who are consumed with their own personal and family glory. Filippo is a personification of those views that Dante holds. He uses his own wealth and family ties to move up in the political ladder. Dante is also expressing what he thinks a politician should be. By placing him in Hell, Dante is showing what qualities are undesirable in a politician. Now, it is always worth noting that Dante…

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    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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    Melanie, Violet, Summer, Mark, Travis, Justin and myself, America, have been friends since freshmen year at Guelph University in Guelph Ontario, Canada. Every year we promised each other that we’d go away for reading week, but as the years went on none of us had the time or energy or money to go anywhere, we all just wanted to stay local, and sleep in the comfort of our hometown, Guelph. As senior year was approaching and the thought of all of us going our separate ways, we decided that we’d…

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    Dove Beauty Campaign

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    • 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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    Essay On The Guelph Party

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    The Guelphs and Ghibellines were two different political parties in Italy and Germany during the Middle Ages. Guelph is derived from “Welf”, a dynasty of Bavarian German dukes who competed for the imperial throne in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. Ghibelline is derived from Waiblingen, the Swabian Hohenstaufen dukes who were the Guelphs’ opponents. The Guelph party was sympathetic towards the papacy and the Ghibelline party was sympathetic towards the Holy Roman Emperor. The animosity…

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    During the Interactive Oral presentation, we received information about Dante’s life and his affiliation with two main political factions the Guelph and the other being the Ghibellines. Many Florentines including Dante were affected by the Guelph-Ghibelline conflict. This conflict was the political division at Florence of the loyalty between Holy Roman Empire and the Papacy. The Papacy, held the Pope as head of the Roman Catholic Church, during this time, the Guelph often received advice from…

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