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  • Dantes Inferno Analysis

    “Thus you may understand that love alone is the true seed of every merit in you, and of all acts for which you must atone” (Purgatorio, XVII.103-105). In Divina Commedia written by Dante Alighieri, love and merit are central themes to the progression of Dante’s journey. The perfection of Dante’s love is ultimately what drives forward the plot; each level of this journey offers various components that help to clear Dante’s vision. Yet, at the same time, the souls in these places are receiving…

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  • Pope Boniface Viii's Nationalist Power Summary

    Anagni, where Boniface was seized and beaten by the order of the French King. This episode will be recalled by the posterity as the 'outrage of Anagni' and will be cited by Dante in the Divine Comedy "Past ill and future, lo! the flower-de-luce" (Purgatorio XX -…

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  • The Republic: A Literary Analysis

    Art can be divided into the mediums of which art can be displayed. Art can be visual like a movie or kinesthetic like games or interpretive dance. Text is another medium for art and text can be expressive like poetry or it can contain a plot through a story. Stories can be broken down by length, short stories would be considered short stories while long stories would be literature. A plot, substantial length, continuity and artistic writing all must be essential characteristics in writing of…

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  • Contrapasso In Dante's Inferno

    to how he interprets the seven deadly sins; a Christian concept. His use of the contrapasso throughout the Divine Comedy allows us to explore other meanings and causes to the sins. The sin; sloth, has an ironic punishment in Dante’s inferno and purgatorio, with an underlying reasoning of misguided love. While exploring other sources and authors interpretations of “sloth”, I have found that the explanation has changed and has been identified differently throughout the ages. I worked with the…

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  • Dante's Inferno In The Divine Comedy

    redemption. The comedy takes place in the afterworld which is divided into Inferno (Hell), Purgatorio (Purgatory) and Paradiso (Paradise). These three sections are, in turn, divided into 33 Cantos each with the exception of hell which has an introductory Canto. The Florentine writer is accompanied by 2 spiritual guides along his divine journey. The prince of Latin poems, Virgil, in both Inferno and Purgatorio, and Dante’s divine love, Beatrice, while in Paradiso. These switch of guides happens…

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  • Lao Tzu's Analysis

    Throughout the course of Cultural Perspectives, many texts and authors who have contributed to the Great Conversation have been discussed. Ultimately, each author is attempting to find his or her summum bonum or “highest good.” Although each author has a different definition of summum bonum, the majority agrees on the method required to attain the highest good: balance. Whether that balance be implicitly or explicitly accredited for the summum bonum differs for each author. Lao Tzu’s thoughts…

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  • Three Circles In Dante's Divine Comedy

    In Dante’s Divine Comedy, there are three parts: the Inferno the Purgatorio and the Paradiso. In the first section, the Inferno, Dante and the poet Virgil travel through the nine layers of hell; in each circle they come across different sinners being punished accordingly for their sins. I have chosen to elaborate on three of the circles and the punishments bestowed upon the inhabitants within them. The first circle that I have chosen is the 3rd circle. Within this layer those who have committed…

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  • Ethos In The Aeneid

    Logos v. Mythos As melodramatic as it is to start this paper with “Throughout the course of history…” I find myself doing just that. For it truly is throughout the course of history that the act of storytelling has been practiced. Furthermore, the teachings of philosophy and theology have been practiced throughout the ages. For these reasons, to make the sweeping statement that; storytelling (Mythos) and reason (Logos) have truly affected mankind’s view of history since the beginning of…

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  • Punishment In Dantes Inferno

    Rebecca Adams DeVaney-Lovinguth World Literature I 3 May 2016 Dante’s Inferno Dante Alighieri is the author of The Divine Comedy, which is considered as a literary epic scale. This is characterized among the central texts that have been presumed from the Western literature and it is described as the unique and largest poem during the middle ages. Dante is considered as an activist, writer, and theologian who were born around 1625 in Florence and his literary works have always been used over…

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  • Essay On Satire In T. S. Eliot's The Waste Land

    T.S Eliot once said, “Immature poets imitate; mature poets steal; bad poets deface what they take, and good poets make it into something better, or at least something different.” Eliot 's poem, “The Waste Land” (1922), embodies the essence of this quote; take from what is already there, and place his own updated interpretation for the modern audience to provide their own temporal relativist view on top of the already layered meaning of the original work quoted within Eliot 's poem. The…

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