Loosing Virgil In Dante's Inferno

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After finding himself lost in the tangled dark woods, just before the entrance of hell, Dante, the main character, spots a shadow amongst the knotted trees. This shadow, Dante discovers is Virgil, a famous but deceased poet who is looking to help guide Dante through the many layers of hell. It is clear to see after reading that Dante chooses Virgil for three reasons; Dante looks up to him as an Italian poet, Virgil has previously written about hell and also has been exiled to hell due to the fact he was born before Christ. I also believe that there is a fourth reason Dante chose Virgil to guide him. In past poetry Virgil has expressed his love for nature and trees, coincidentally, Dante meets him in the Dark Woods. In addition to explaining

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