Hierarchy Of Derision In Dante's Inferno

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During Dante Alighieri's journey through Hell in The Inferno, he comes across many citizens from his own town of Florence. Through these characters, he reveals his opinions of Medieval Italian society, particularly his scorn towards many political and religious leaders. As a White Guelph, his exile from Florence leads him to direct his feelings of anger and frustration into this book, which reveals his hierarchy of derision; this hierarchy becomes evident the deeper Dante goes into Hell.

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