Inferno

Sort By:
Decent Essays
Good Essays
Better Essays
Amazing Essays
Best Essays
    Page 1 of 50 - About 500 Essays
  • Decent Essays

    The Inferno Analysis

    • 714 Words
    • 3 Pages

    I explored Canto XXXIV of Dante Alighieri’s The Inferno. This canto describes Dante’s and Virgil’s expedition into the last circle of hell, Cocytus. As well as detailing their interactions with a number of significantly important characters. Virgil leads Dante into the last circle of hell and they are immediately shaken by a great icy wind. They look over to see a massive horrid creature stirring up the windstorm by flapping it’s wings. Dante said “I did not die, and yet I lost life’s breath” (25), he was stunned and couldn’t believe his eyes. Virgil tells Dante that this is Lucifer otherwise known as Satan. Dante then provides an in-depth description of Satan. He has three faces, six bat-like wings, six eyes, sharp pronged teeth and many other gruesome qualities. Each one of his faces are different colors, one was “fiery red” (39), another “something between white and bile” (43) so yellow and the last one was “the color that find on those who live along the banks of the Nile” (45), which would be black. Dorothy L. Sayers, a renowned 19th century English writer stated that Lucifer’s’ three faces suggests his control over the three main human races. The red face symbolizes the Europeans, the black face represents the African people and yellow for the people of Asia. She along with many other writers claimed that the faces represent a distortion of the Holy Trinity, instead of the all-loving, all-powerful, and all-knowing…

    • 714 Words
    • 3 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    The Code of Hammurabi is one of the oldest deciphered texts in human history, dating back to approximately 1700 B.C.E.; the code was a set of laws and punishments during the reign of the sixth Babylonian king, Hammurabi. The code is regarded as a moral and fair set of laws that is also the oldest collection of codified law to ever exist. Throughout the Inferno, it is clear that Dante Alighieri reiterates the theme of “An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth” in his interpretation of hell, only…

    • 1230 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    Dante's Inferno

    • 744 Words
    • 3 Pages

    Dante’s inferno is the first of Dante Alighieri's poem, the Divine Comedy, which chronicles Dante's journey to God, and is made up of the Inferno (Hell), Purgatorio (Purgatory), and Paradiso (Paradise). In his writing of the Inferno he adds commentary on the politics, economics, and culture of the Middle Ages. Which was very different during his time, especially with the problem’s growing with the white and black factions. And Beatrice the women he fell in love with at first sight. Even though…

    • 744 Words
    • 3 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Good Essays

    Dante’s Inferno is considered one of the best works of humanity. In Inferno, Dante literally puts all kind of men into hell for their sins; from great kings to slaves, from every type of ethnicity, race, country and anything else a man identifies by. Based on Christian doctrines of his time, Dante has taken revenge over all kind of figures that he knew by. Furthermore, Inferno is filled with allegories and represents a deep literature. In this essay, we will discuss about the uses and…

    • 1081 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Decent Essays

    (Williams). He wrote the Aeneid, in which Dante was very fond of and saw Virgil as the highest level of achievement and human intelligence (Schoder 414). Because of these reasons, Virgil fit Dante’s poetic purpose, making him fit to be Dante the Pilgrim’s guide in Inferno. He also served as a tutor, inspiration, and as an ideal representation of a poet to Dante (Schoder 414). When the pilgrim first sees him, the pilgrim cries…

    • 1430 Words
    • 6 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    through the inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradiso. Since the artwork was done seven hundred of years ago, does did Dante accurately organize the circles? In other words, are the sins really worse as he heads to the center of Hell? Is greed really worse than glutton or lust? Is fraud really worse than heresy? Combining personal feelings from Dante himself and Christian Bible, Dante did organize an accurate hell even though the work was done seven hundred years ago. Dante’s writing is heavily relied…

    • 1831 Words
    • 8 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    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…

    • 1046 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Good Essays

    Dante's Inferno Treachery

    • 373 Words
    • 2 Pages

    The Inferno is the first part of an epic poem called Divine Comedy written by Dante Alighieri. He narrates as himself going through Hell guided by a poet name Virgil. Together they go through 9 circles of hell which are Limbo, Lust, Gluttony, Greed, Anger, Heresy, Violence, Fraud and Treachery. This is taking place in the year of 1300 during the Easter week. Dante describes in detail each thing he sees as he goes along and gets challenged along the way. To explain the torture of the Inferno that…

    • 373 Words
    • 2 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Decent Essays

    Essay On Dante's Inferno

    • 1830 Words
    • 8 Pages

    “On march the banners of the King of Hell!” (Canto 34, Inferno) Inferno has given us the idea to invade Kansas, and invade Kansas is what we shall do. Kansas has begun to revolt against the banning of red bull from the public school system. With Virgil and my invading army at my side we will make sure the innocent (those who don’t want red bull in school systems) get transported to a more refined state such as Nebraska, where we believe that red bull is a character flaw; while those who have…

    • 1830 Words
    • 8 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    acceptable in a society regardless of the fact whether it goes against any religious views or not. Hence, I, to some extent, do not agree with Dante’s ranking of sins. This is mostly because I do not think that some of the sins should be ranked where they are (in the book), in today’s world. It has can seen in many instances in Inferno that people are in the circles of Hell they are in because of a technicality. Dante and Virgil…

    • 1076 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Previous
    Page 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 50

Related Topics:

Popular Topics: