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    Love In Dante's Inferno

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    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 by the Roman poet Virgil, encounters those who were unworthy of being Christians: “the unbaptized, the pagans, the lustful and the avaricious, heretics, tyrants, blasphemers, usurers, flatterers, hypocrites, deceivers, traitors, and finally [in the…

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    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 has a desire for Eve. The Divine Comedy also shares the same types of desires as those in Paradise Lost.…

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    past and used greek and roman ideas for inspiration. Then Greek and Roman influences led to the rebirth of learning and arts and humanistic world views known as the renaissance. Dante Alighieri was one of the most influential and important poets and writers of his time, the early renaissance. Born in 1265 Florence italy The italian poet was the child to Alighiero De Gelincine. Dante was a normal child learning at home how to become a politician, but then it all changed when the renaissance…

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    It is evident that Augustine and Dante are much like many authors as they too explore spirituality in their writings. Augustine’s book Confessions and Dante’s Purgatorio both see humans as pilgrims on a journey that either brings them to God or away from God. These books have challenged readers, like myself, as they draw insight from them to apply to their own spiritual journey. In these books there are many themes that apply to Augustine and Dante’s spiritual journey. The theme that I am…

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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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    One of Dante’s main inspirations for “The Divine Comedy” is the Bible. Dante the poet and Beatrice choose a “pagan sinner” to escort Dante through the Inferno. This also brings up Virgil’s attempt to harden Dante’s heart, since Dante is a very confused and afraid living human being who has committed an unknown sin. In addition to why Alighieri chooses Dante as his character’s guide is because since his new persona represents humanity, it is reasonable to pair the human being with someone he can…

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    Dante's Inferno

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    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…

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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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    All throughout history, writers have been using allegories to convey their message without truly stating what it is. An Allegory is a literal work with two levels of meaning, the literal and symbolic. In the story of “The Inferno” by Dante Alighieri, an allegory can be seen in The Dark Wood of Error, the three beasts, and through Dante’s guide Virgil. In the Inferno, an allegory can be found in the Dark Wood of Error. Dante says “ How I came to it I cannot rightly say, so drugged and loose…

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    Critics may face difficulty when attempting to explain the importance of Dante’s journey through Hell. After banishment from his hometown Florence, Italy due to the political group “the Black-Guelphs” taking over, Dante is forced to partake on a horrendous journey through Hell. It is the only way he can reach his ultimate goal of eternal unity with God. In Hell he is subjected to experience a first person view of those who endure the wraths of Hell. Throughout the journey Dante is lead, taught,…

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