Relationship Between Dante And The Divine And Dante's Inferno

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In ancient times, people of all different societies believed strongly in the divine. They were religious people who not only believed in their Gods, but also felt as if the divine played a major role within their everyday lives. Because of this belief, some felt as if they developed a personal relationship with their Gods, whether it be in a physical sense or spiritual sense. Due to their strong belief in the divine, great books such as The Odyssey, Inferno, and City of God were created. Through these books, readers are able to better understand how these people often viewed their personal relationship with the divine, as well as how they changed over the course of each book. In the Inferno, the relationship between humans and the divine is tested compared to The City of God, and the Odyssey where the relationship with the divine is sacred and absolute. However, the relationship between the divine and humans in the Odyssey is on a more personal level with mutual respect between both humans and the divine. Over the three primary sources the relationship between the human and the divine gradually strengthens based upon the author’s views and the societal importance of religion during that time period. In Dante’s Inferno, the relationship between Dante and the divine is present throughout the course of the book despite the setting being in Hell. The relationship between Dante and the divine is not only one of the prominent themes, but it drastically changes as well. Dante’s

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