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
Authors commonly use allegories to express two different meanings within one work. Dante, for instance, used his allegories to diversify the thought process of his readers. Within the first stanza of the Inferno, Dante uses the portrait of a dark and arduous wood to symbolize the darkness that clouds his own life. Dante brings this woody scene to life for his readers by claiming “I [Dante] went astray from the straight road and woke to find myself alone in a dark wood.” (Canto I lines 1-3) From that ominous wood, Dante is escorted through the steep and winding levels of hell.
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. However, Dante uses simple language to achieve this tone.
Both of the authors write their text in the time period of the Holocaust. Niemoller list names of groups that were persecuted during the Nazi Revolution, while Simon is writing about a Holocaust victim. They most likely both mention the time period not only because it contributes to their topic, but to give their tone more of a serious and hopeful ambience. The two writers also both use irony in their styles, although they use different types of irony they both use it to farther develop their text. The poem, "First They Came...," uses dramatic irony to make the reader feel a sense of his regret and to make the reader personally reflect what he experienced.
According to English writer, A. N. Wilson, in his article, ‘Dante in Love’, argues that Dante Alighieri is both a poet and a madman. Through scenes of violence and malice that occur within the poem, Dante’s structure of the text through the use of language with regards to metaphors to describe the scenes of violence contributes to the recognition of the possible influences Dante had when writing Inferno. 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 thirteenth century poet. According to (Wilson 280), Dante Alighieri, the author of the Divine Comedy, is a man whom possessed characteristics of both
The encounter with each soul shows Dante the pain and torture they face, and Dante feels sympathy when he sees how miserable they are, but then feels pity once he realizes that their punishments are just direct consequences for their sins. This shows the significance of one’s conscious decisions, because the decisions one made essentially determines their eternity. In contrast, however, The Scrovegni Chapel includes many scenes of life leading up to Judgement Day, and shows the ideal life that one should live, so that once it is time for their judgment, they will be deemed worthy for Heaven by Jesus Christ, and not have to suffer an eternity of torture and consequences for their sins in
No matter the degree of sin each of us commits we are estranged from God to some capacity. It is common for the human person to fall prey to the approval of the world and forget or ignore God, who loves us despite the numerous times we reject Him. He even states how he remembers in his youth that he had wept for Dido for committing suicide because of love (The Confessions by St. Augustine, book 1), but he didn't weep for his own sins and transgressions for God. He could empathize with the tragic plight of a character in a book, but he didn't or couldn't recognize his own tragedy. I think it's all too common for a person to see the faults in someone else and feel sorrow for them, but at the same time, they are unable to acknowledge their own faults and get to the root of their sin.
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
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
“The devil is waiting for them, hell is gaping for them, the flames gather and flash about them, and would fain lay hold on them, and swallow them up.” (Edwards) The differences in the Bradstreet’s poem, God was taking the house to help her move on with her life. “It was His own, it was not mine, far be it that I should repine; he might of all justly bereft.” (Bradstreet)
“Why, then, had he come hither? Was it but the mockery of penitence? A mockery, indeed, but in which his soul trifled with itself. He had been driven higher by the impulse of that Remorse which dogged him everywhere” (Hawthorne 138) here dimmesdale can 't face the justice of what he has done wrong which is why the author called him a coward and is the reason why he kept his secrets because he is a coward to admit it to and face the consequences which is why later the guilt of keeping them eats him from the inside.
A Renaissance man is a man who is gifted in many subjects and fits the ideal of a man in society. In Alexandre Dumas’ novel The Count of Monte Cristo, we are introduced to a sailor named Edmond Dantes, who seems to have everything going his way. His success can be attributed to three of his traits; loyalty, compassion and intelligence. Dantes’ loyalty is shown from his sea expedition he took on the Pharaon. Dantes, although still a young man, had fallen in love with a girl named Mercedes before he left and upon his return, he had not lost that love for her.
"The biggest problem with communication is the illusion that it has taken place," -George Bernard Shaw. This quote by George Shaw, an English botanist, illustrates communication otherwise known as the act of imparting or exchanging of information or news. It is a key element of human identity which is exemplified through our literature and our own lives. Two stories we read this year for English class can also relate to communication. The Count of Monte Cristo written by Alexander Dumas, and Romeo and Juliet is written by William Shakespeare.
Starting in 1308, Dante Alighieri wrote a collection of canticles known as the Divine Comedy. Each canticle focus on one different aspect of the Christian views of afterlife. The Christian belief is that there are three different destinations, in which the soul could end up after passing from this time on earth. These destinations are known as Hell, Purgatory and Heaven, which explains Dante’s titles for his canticles; Inferno, Purgatorio and Paridiso. The souls who have committed mortal sins and have destroyed their relationship with God are put into Hell and those who have finished their penance or their souls are perfected are in Heaven or paradise.