Dante’s Inferno

Inferno 8 and 9 talk about with the lower side of hell. The lower side of hell is located in the city of Dis. The city of Dis is the location where there is punishment of the active sins rather than the passive sins. Stygian mash surrounds the city of Dis. Fallen angles guard the […]

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Virtues and Vices with Aristotle and Dante

Aristotle once wrote “The excess of virtue is a vice” and nothing illustrates this lesson quite as clearly as Dante’s Inferno, as he travels through the depths of hell and learns of the unfortunate souls who reside there – some of who knowingly committed the most heinous and crimes against humanity, but also those who […]

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Dante’s Inferno vs Milton’s Paradise Lost

The two stories, Inferno by Dante and Paradise Lost by Milton, were written about the biblical hell and its keeper: Satan. Both of these authors had different views about the hell and Satan. In Paradis Lost, Milton wrote that Satan used to be an angel of God. The devil believed that he was equal to […]

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Dante Vita Nuova

1. Why is Capaneus so important in understanding Inferno (Canto 14)? Capaneus is vital to understanding Inferno for he represents the pagan disbeliever. He is a powerful warrior king who, through Dante, embodies defiance and rejection of the gods and is thus an archetypal blasphemer. Blasphemy against God is one of the most significant and […]

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Dante’s Divine Comedy

When referring to Dante’s Divine Comedy, it is unavoidable to make any mention of the Inferno. While Dante’s Inferno only refers to the first canticle, it has nevertheless challenged the imagination of scholars and readers alike. The reason for this is because it is susceptible of many different interpretations. The analysis of what was really […]

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Dante’s Divine Comedy Impact on Modern Films

Medieval and early modern figures appealed less universally than the ancients, though each of the great ones had their followings. Dante’s Divine Comedy rises highest in the canon from this period, sufficiently biblical to suggest orthodox earnestness yet humane enough to accommodate the uncertainties of the nineteenth century (Davensport 2004 p. 312). In an age […]

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Dantes changing attitude toward the sinners

Dante’s Inferno opens with Dante being lost in the woods. Confused, afraid, and alone, he stumbles through the forest, where he encounters the spirit of Virgil, who was sent by the Virgin Mary upon seeing his unfortunate plight. Virgil persuades Dante to go with him through Hell, but Dante is unsure. Virgil cannot make him […]

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Inferno by Dante

Dante Alighieri’s ‘ The Divine Comedy’ is one of the most outstanding and notable poetical masterpieces of the Renaissance. That’s why this rhymed narrative is literary saturated with the images and depictions of human-beings in their various hypostases – kind and evil, positive and negative, delighted and eternally sad…’Inferno’ provides a long tour into the […]

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Dante’s Inferno, A political commentary

Dante Aligherie’s, name itself endorses the uniqueness of the spirituality that as said by Vico, “Seems to rise suddenly, towering over the land of Italy”. (Croce, pp. 256) Dante was a divine poet but away from his divinity, there is a flow of words that immerses into our soul, the vastness of images of our […]

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Dante’s Inferno

Inferno is part of a trilogy of the Divine Comedy.  It is written by Dante Aligheri and it is a popular and well-loved book that paints a picture of what hell could be like and who are the people who could be in hell.  Inferno is the first of the trilogy.  The two other books […]

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