Allusions And Allusions In Dante's Inferno

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“Abandon all hope ye who enters here” (Canto 3, line 5). An allusion is an implied and or indirect reference to a person, place, event, or thing or to another book, poem, or movie. Many allusions are based on the assumption that the reader will understand the author 's references. In Dante’s Inferno, there are references and allusions to famous lovers and people known for not being in control of their bodies who are in the Carnal. In Dante’s Inferno, there are several allusions referring to people who are famous for their lustful sins. The sinners in the Carnal are tossed and whirled by the winds. They are helpless in the tempests of passion. This canto also begins by descriptions of the circle and those who devoted to the sins of incontinence and lust: the sins of the appetite for skin, the sins of passion, and the sins of self-indulgence. People like Semiramis and Ninus are also known for their lustful sins. Also Helen and Paris who started the Trojan War. Also, Paolo and Francesca, who had an affair with each other. Cleopatra who had many love affairs and marriages. The first allusion that is mentioned in the Carnal is Semiramis and Ninus. A crime of passion is not what Dante sees when he sees Semiramis in the Carnal. Acting on the lust for power and using her beauty to get it is what Semiramis does best. Which is why she is in the Carnal. Semiramis got married to one of Ninus’ generals in the army. His name was Menones and he loved her but not as much as Ninus did. Ninus
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