The Comparison between Dante’s Inferno and The Wizard of Oz Everyone, at a point in their life, has endured a challenging journey that seemed to drag on forever. Whether it be the journey of completing a complicated project for school, trying to get in better shape, or even getting back home/ to reality. Dante’s Inferno is the story of a man’s journey through Hell and the hardships he faced along the way. Throughout the literary work of Dante’s Inferno, Dante is able to obtain a better sense of how one’s actions alive can heavily affect their afterlives. The Wizard of Oz is a literary work that has been developed to film and follows Dorothy 's journey down The Yellow Brick Road to escape the Wicked Witch of the West.
My understanding of New York City has vastly changed after reading the story, There’s is No Jose Here. For me, New York City has been a place known for its order and development internationally. However, the book unveils several things that has changed my understanding of New York City based on the real life experiences of the immigrants like Enrique. One of the very outstanding characteristics of New York City brought out in the story, is the high cost of living. The high cost of living in New York City makes it so unattractive for immigrants like Enrique and his friends.
Interest in Platonism was especially strong in Florence under the Medici. The ideas of Platonism were quickly re-introduced to the Italian city-states because of the works of Marsilio Ficino, who translated Plato’s work and provided Italy with a synthesis of Christianity/Platonism (he translated Plato’s work in Modern Latin) that would provide all of the Italian city-states with an overview of the revived culture. 4) Renaissance Hermeticism. Hermeticism, also called Hermetism, is a religious tradition based primarily upon writings attributed to Hermes Trismegistus. These writings greatly influenced the Western Renaissance tradition and were considered to be of great importance during both the Renaissance and the Reformation.
In the first Canto, Dante meets the three beast of hell and Virgil (Alighieri 392-394). When he realized whom Virgil is he cries forth, “O light and honor of other poets, / may me long years of study, and that deep love / that made me search your verses, help me now” (Alighieri 394). The first thought that ran through my mind is Dante must have held Virgil as a hero of his. It seems that Dante is using these lines to show his feelings of this Virgil and ask for his help. The tone Dante uses, longing, is meaningful to the lines as it gave a clearer understanding of how he feels toward Virgil.
Dante Alighieri, who was born in 1265 CE and later died in 1321 CE, was a famous poet in Florence, Italy, most commonly known for his book, Dante’s Inferno. Dante’s Inferno was a product of Dante’s time period because in Florence during this time period, the idea of death and afterlife was very prominent in religion, and Dante’s text, The Inferno, focuses on the idea that the sins committed during one’s life determines the fate of one’s after-life. Because the idea that one’s sins determined their fate and life after death was such a common element in literature and art in Florence during this time period, many other pieces of work emphasized the same ideals, specifically one work in particular, The Scrovegni Chapel. From the years 1303 through 1310 CE, a man named Giotto Di Bondone, an italian painter, used the same principal ideals about sin and life after death that Dante used, in one of his most famous and influential pieces of work, The Scrovegni Chapel. This painting was framed around the Christian Religion, and has an emphasis on
English writer, A. N. Wilson, in, ‘Dante in Love’, argues that Dante Alighieri is both a poet and a madman in which scenes of violence and malice within inferno are considered. Dante’s structure of the language of the text in inferno is well-thought-out with regards to the use of metaphors to describe the scenes of violence (act of physical force). However with regards to the notion of malice within the poem, the inconsistent and unpredictable use of language within Inferno is taken into consideration. In addition, the occurrence of violence and malicious intent as well as the extent to which the role of inconsistencies appear within the poem, suggests that Dante Alighieri is more than just a late thirteenth century poet. Finally, the significance
Virgil who was his guide in Hell, is an ancient Roman poet who wrote “The Aeneid”. Having Virgil in the first part of The Divine Comedy: Inferno may mean that Dante had great respect for Virgil and his works and he may consider him in high regards. Also, Dante was a very knowledgeable man, he studied many things from Latin to philosophy and more. There’s also Beatrice
Giovanni Boccaccio was a Italian writer, poet, correspondent of Petrarch, and an important Renaissance Humanist. He wrote numerous notable work, and he was an important figure in the Italian literary traditions, promoting both Dante and Petrarch. Dante; was an important Italian poet, and Petrarch; was a devout classical scholar who was considered “The Father of Humanism”. Giovanni Boccaccio was born in Florence. His father worked for the Compagnia dei Bardi in 1320.
The story will continue to entertain generations of people and allow them to give their take on the illustrations that have helped give representation to Hell. Without the story of Dante’s journey we may not even picture Hell underground, and without the artists illustrations we wouldn’t be able to picture Hell in as detailed a way as we do. Even with the different styles each artist brings, many timeless pieces of art have been inspired through Dante’s work which is still considered to be one of the greatest pieces of literature ever
Many of these humanistic ideas that Petrarch conveyed throughout the beginning of the Renaissance not only inspired many modern idealisms, but also influenced many artists and poets to begin showcasing their unique pieces reflecting the overall form. In his letter titled, “The Ascent of Mount Ventoux”, Petrarch encapsulates the essence of humanism by his descriptive and poetic narration of his journey. His expressive later has brought forth many observational and comparative examinations of some popular Renaissance paintings; most notably, those that reside in the Getty Center’s permanent collection. The first piece that greatly resembles the ideologies of humanism through its layout is titled Mythological Scene painted in 1524 by Dosso Dossi, an Italian artist. This painting depicts the Greek God Pan, a satyr who is usually personified as a symbol for lust according to the details listed for this piece.