The Sense Of Imagery In Dante Alighieri's The Divine Comedy

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In the Italian Literature “The Divine Comedy”, written by Dante’ Alighieri in between 1308-1321 when he had died is said to be one of the most promising readings that has survived through history. Dante uses descriptive words and ironic characters in his writing that allow the readers to connect and follow easier. His sense of imagery is captivating when he’s describing the different stages and creatures, devils, and places we can visually see it in our minds, which makes his readings remarkable for its time. Dante makes his story very gruesome and real, he uses everything to inflict pain and torture souls as the way he thinks of hell. Dante uses himself as first person in this story to see his journey towards God. The number 3 happens to be…show more content…
The seven deadly sins are the exact opposite of the seven cardinal’s virtues which would be heaven: Chastity to lust, temperance to gluttony, charity to greed, diligence to sloth, patience to wrath, kindness to envy, and humility to pride. What I find funny about this story is that Dante is exiled from his love and home Florence but people who are more rich and I think because he was the one writing the story he was able to really capture the true meaning of the 7 deadly sins, as the given explanation to hell was,” by different sins pushed down to different depths; / if you keep going you may see them all.” (Canto 7 of Inferno, lines 86-87).”Those lines alone allow us readers to see Dante uses this as both a political and personal gain. Dante uses hell for kings, politicians, popes, and higher up figures as almost as some would see as revenge for their sins compared to any other person. While approaching death there is a part in the play where a pilgrim is talking to a pope saying, ““You have built yourselves a God of gold and

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