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    Cinema Paradiso and Life is Beautiful In Life is Beautiful, Guido is a portrait of a very positive character, he celebrates the life with humor and laugh. Although, life comes with many turns and presents him with possibilities of happiness and sorrow, Guido always looks upon hope. He has moments of serendipity when he is mistakenly saluted as a king and he starts pretending that he is a prince. The incident happens when his car takes a wrong turn and overtakes the arrival of the royal king makes the commoners wave and give homage to Guido. Guido meets Dora at the first time when Dora falls from barn window into his lap and at the other chance Guido falls into Dora’s lap after Guido falls from his bicycle when the bicycle goes out of balance.…

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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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    There are three different types of desire that can be shown, a desire for the highest good, a desire for others, and a desire for self. Paradise Lost and The Divine Comedy both show all these qualities of desire. In Paradise Lost Adam and Eve desire a highest good from the Son and the Father and via versa, a desire regarding oneself, Eve wanting knowledge on top of her understanding of desire by eating fruit. Besides a desire for a highest good and for oneself there is also desire by Adam who…

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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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    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…

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    Dantes Inferno Essay

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    THE INFERNO Dante’s divine comedy The Inferno commonly translated to mean hell remains one of the most studied masterpieces by scholars all over the world since its publication. Dante takes the reader through the journey of a sinner through the nine circles of hell. The Inferno depicted life after death and the terror that awaits those who turn into sin in the journey through hell. Scholars have analyzed Dante's work in the reference to other literary works, politics, religion, social norms…

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    Love In Dante's Inferno

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    It is these three Christian themes of love towards God, free will, and suffering that are significantly present in Dante’s Purgatorio. Dante Aligheieri was an Italian poet from Florence, who wrote his most famous poem, the Divine Comedy, in exile. Dante wrote the Divine Comedy for his idealized love, Beatrice, who appears in the trilogy as a goal for Dante. He traverses Hell, Purgatory, and even into Heaven to find and be with Beatrice. In the first part of his poem, titled Inferno, Dante, led…

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    Textual Analysis Purgatory is where “the human spirit purges himself, and climbing to Heaven makes himself worthy”(The World of Dante). In Dante, Purgatory is divided into three sections called Antepurgatory, Purgatory Proper, and Earthly Paradise. Inside purgatory the upper part of the mountain contains seven terraces, each consisting of one of the seven capital sins (The World of Dante). After visiting the first terrace, that of the prideful, Dante the pilgrim and Virgil arrive at the second…

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    Dante's Inferno Analysis

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    Intro-Dante Alighieri's narrative poem The Divine Comedy played an effective role in initiating the protestant reformation and revealing to the common person the importance of living a righteous life. In the Divine Comedy's Inferno, Dante and Virgil Journey through the nine fictional levels of Hell. Dante represents the human soul, and Virgil represents human reason. Throughout the journey they discover the punishments the sinners of Hell face eternally, based on their crimes. Each crime has its…

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    Dante Alighieri who was a prominent Italian author of the 14th century wrote Inferno to give insight on the society of Florence as the 14th century was notorious for its corrupt governments and rivals among groups of people. As being called the The Cautionary Tale, Inferno can be relevant today as it serves as a message of people committing sin will be punished depending on the severity of their wrongdoings. Even though the poem exaggerates the punishments, it serves as a message that people…

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