Heloise was a scholar that was well known for being the most scholarly person, of her time, next to her former husband, Abelard (287). Heloise writes letters to Abelard that detail her undying affection for her former lover. Her motivation behind these writings was to plead her case to her ex husband, to try and see why he fell out of love with her. Dante Alighieri was a poet from Florence, Italy. Specifically, in The Divine Comedy, Dante writes a poem based on the scenario that he gets to visit heaven, hell and purgatory.
This sonnet recounts a man 's travel through the three domains of the dead. Hell, Purgatory, and Heaven. It starts with Dante feeling lost and not able to locate the straight way. Virgil, a poet who has gone on, safeguards him and they start their adventure through the Inferno. Dante gets the chance to meet souls as they experience the distinctive circles of Hell.
The sequel to Dante’s captivating epic poem the Inferno is the Purgatorio. Contrary to that of the Inferno, in the Purgatorio are those who are repented sinners. When Dante emerges from Hell, at the opening of the Purgatorio, he begins his transformation. Dante began his journey walking through hell weak and quick to anger. However, as he climbs Mount Purgatory he begins to transform into a more virtuous self.
The theme of courtly love shows at this part of book. Dante not only loves Beatrice when she was alive, but also after she died and even stronger than when she was alive. In canto XXX when he first time saw Beatrice, he wanted to say to Virgil :“Not one drop of blood is left inside my veins that does not throb: I recognize signs of the ancient flame.”(Dante, trans. Musa, Purgatory 322) In the beginning of canto XXXI Beatrice asks Dante what makes Dante had to despoil his hope of passing upward. Dante was weeping:“Present things with false delights turned my step away, as soon as your face had vanished.
Inferno In the first part of Dante’s Epic poem, Inferno, hell is described as a tunnel with nine circles which stand for different stages of sins to go through. The poem discusses the idea of afterlife. Dante wrote the pieces after his exile from the political power in Florence, so in some way Inferno is beyond just an allegory of a journey to hell. Through close reading, I realized that there are many allusions, metaphors, allegories, and mythological references in this piece of great linguistic work and Canto II is a notable example. I aim to use Canto II to demonstrate the writing techniques Dante uses throughout the Inferno.
In Dante Alighieri’s famous The Inferno, the author Dante makes himself the main character as he has the special opportunity to enter into Hell with Virgil as his guide and travel deep into the horrifying Nine Circles of Hell. As he travels further into Hell, Alighieri uses different literary methods to emphasize the importance of numerous events and people inhabiting the circles of Hell. While Dante continues his trek in Hell, Alighieri utilizes the use of Hell’s circles, the importance of human emotion, and the significant use of numbers as three different ways to represent the symbolic journey through Hell and to Heaven. The Inferno, a metaphorical poem on Dante’s voyage through Hell, uses many distinct ways to showcase how symbolic and fulfilling the expedition is through the utilization of Dante’s changing reactions towards the people in Hell, the deepening circles of Hell, and the
While the pilgrim is on his journey St. Lucia sent Beatrice down from heaven to instruct Virgil to help Dante get onto the right path, and out of the darkness. As Beatrice obeyed, Virgil obeyed and went to help Dante so they could continue the journey. Virgil explains to Dante that he should have the courage to continue on the journey because there were three ladies in heaven who cared for him. Dante then follows Virgil
It is this point of the journey when Dante truly begins to adjust his response to sin, illustrating an inward change in Dante’s own soul. Previously, Dante pitied the sinners in Hell, this is particularly demonstrated in his interactions with Francesca and Paolo, two sinners punished in the Second
The statement that Dante’s Inferno is the most “immoral and impious book that was ever written” (Pearl) is incorrect because of Dante’s reasoning behind the creation of the Commedia. Dante’s goal is to save the souls of all who have gone “astray/ from the straight road” (I.1-2) and may find themselves in the Dark Wood of Error. Throughout the Inferno, Dante makes several references begging the reader to “understand/ [his] poem and profit from it” (XX.19-20). Dante realizes that his text brings together “striking odors, filth, excrement, blood, mutilated bodies, agonizing shrieks, [and] mythical monsters of punishment” (Pearl), but Dante must include these references in order for the reader to experience all, just as Dante does to save his.
The three animals represent the three main types of sin in Dante’s Hell. As Dante was loosing all hope and “rushing down to that low place the spirit of Virgil appears to give him hope and guide him. In his state of madness after being exiled, the soul of Virgil becomes his guide. Dante gives us a biography of Virgil. He refers to Virgil as “fount from which pours forth so rich a stream of words” and a “famous sage” According to Oxford Dictionary Fount means a source of desirable quality and sage means a profoundly wise man.
Bradstreet shows the consequences of sin by using a subtle interpretation to go back to righteous ways, Edwards on the other hand is very aggressive in the way he shows the price of sin and to “persuade” un pure puritans back to christ. He is very detailed in the way he speaks on hellfire and pain. Both writers attempt to draw back puritans and to show the cost of sin in two different ways. Both writers show the eternal life given to them good or bad , sinful or righteous. This really shows how extreme the puritan beliefs were in these