Literary Analysis: The Odyssey and Dante’s Inferno Name: Course: Institution: Instructor: Date: Themes are fundamental and universal ideas that are explored in literary works. The epics of The Inferno by Dante and The Odyssey by Homer are two different stories with themes that that have some similarities while others have distinction. In The Odyssey, the central point is Odysseus struggling to go back home. In Inferno, Dante is the main character who is fighting between good and evil, which translates to be the theme of the story. Dante explores deeply the Christian hell and heaven, which includes the immediate Purgatory.
The Inferno Dante Alighieri’s “The Inferno” is one of the most intricate pieces ever written. This divine poem is arguably one of the most well known stories in literature. This “ Divine Comedy” uses symbolism and a vivid use of imagery to clearly depict what Dante imagines the circles of hell to be like. Dante was able to incorporate references from the bible, greek mythology, renaissance, and even includes christianity. Dante reveals the true meaning of the Inferno through his leading motif, his interactions between the sinners, and the intertwining of other literary works into the Inferno.
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The harpsichord part develops as a revelation than an evolution: The centrality of the harpsichord part is suggested early, but only becomes obvious once the rest of the ensemble has quieted. This reading is incompatible with McClary 's claim that the harpsichord 's emergence and so-called hijacking of the work represents the rise of the bourgeoisie because that would suggest the bourgeoisie had always had a stronghold on economic and political power that suddenly decided to reveal itself. An important qualification on my rejection of McClary 's interpretation is that my reading of the work depends highly on visual elements and possibly stylistic choices of the recording and performers. For example, the choice to show the pan frequently to the harpsichordist as in Excerpt 1 highlights the harpsichordist 's hands in masterful control both corroborate my view of the harpsichordist in contrast to McClary 's. More generally, this disparity problematizes many aspects of interpreted historical works of music by suggesting that such interpretations depend not only one 's individual experience with the work but also the stylistic choices of the people interpreting it removed from its original context.
The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri is about the character Dante’s journey through the Inferno, Purgatorio and Paradiso, one that God has allowed him to take. In both the Inferno and Purgatorio there are souls who are being punished for their sins. In the second circle of the inferno and the seventh terrace of purgatorio the sin that most people are tempted by and is the least grave is lust. There are differences in the way Dante chooses to punish the lustful, in the Inferno and in Purgatorio. There is a similarity in the manner in which the lust the souls feel is portrayed.
“Did not our Hearts Burn?” It was said by Oscar Wilde, that “Life imitates Art” and this rings most true in the literary Masterpiece of Dante’s Inferno. From the ceilings of the Sistine Chapel painted by Michelangelo, to the writing of the Pilgrims Progress by John Bunyan. Artist have been trying contextualize what is happening around them. Dante took the platform of writing and allegorical story about the afterworld that puts his enemy’s in starring roles. Whether this was a prophetic revelation given by God, or retribution to his enemies’ Dante’s Inferno challenges the political and religious powers of the day and putting them in the worst possible light.
I am choosing topic 5, The Management of Anger, for my final paper. Anger is one of the four vices in late Ming context and people often experience it when something bad happens. Feng Menglong’s stories show many great examples of anger. The first story is “Ren the Filial son with a Fiery Disposition Becomes a God”, the second is “Du Shiniang Sinks Her Jewel Box in Anger” and the third is “Jin Yunu Beat the Heartless Man”. Among these stories, the main character’s anger are often triggered by situations like cheating, betrayal and selfish actions.
The reputation of Niccolo Machiavelli has reigned infamous for centuries, not least as a result of his most noted work ‘The Prince’ (1532) resulting in the term "Machiavellian’ being used today for anyone who is seen slyly to manipulate a given situation to their own advantage by means of shrewd political insight" (Barnett, 2006). Although Machiavelli is often regarded as a pioneer, of sorts, of political thought by contemporaries and historians alike, the direction and content of his work on ‘The Prince’ was not without contextual historical motivation. A growing trend around the sixteenth century was the ‘Principis’ genre of literature, translating literally as “mirror of the prince”. This essay will explore the contextual setting for Machiavelli’s development of ‘The Prince’ and evaluate whether a knowledge of Machiavelli’s life and times is really necessary to understand and interpret the text for either what many believe to be it’s intended purpose or solely the purpose of political guidance. The intention behind Machiavelli 's 'The Prince ' was to provide an advice text, true to the ‘Principis’ style of the time, detailing how to a Prince might go about appearing learned and legitimate of his position in the event that he may not actually be so (Bobbitt;2013).
A Reflection on Satire While experiencing any type of literature, whether it is reading a novel, news article, or even viewing a movie, it is common for many to overlook or mistake the use of satire for comedy. Satire is utilized within all types of literature to make commentary on society or social situations through the use of comedy or humor (Andrzejewski). There are many devices of satire that an author can take advantage of, one of the most common being parodies. A parody is an imitation of a specific, known person, literary work, movie, or event (Andrzejewski). They can be considered jokes, as they poke fun at what the author view’s as wrong with the original piece of work or situation.
Swift’s most used technique was satire. Satire is a literary device that is used to ridicule human vice in individuals, societies, and institutions. Satire is often used with the intent of motivating change in the subject. Swift also used parody, irony and sarcasm, all similar to satire. Most of his writings were also metaphors that made fun of human’s actions and historical events.