The Inferno shows Dante’s worldview about the world in the Fourteenth Century. His worldview is the current view of the world by the Catholic Church in that time period. Dante was a political exile from the city of Florence (Kreis), and this heavily contributed to his thoughts on who was in Hell, Purgatory, and Heaven. Hell, the most widely known book of the Divine Comedy, is the most famous. After all, fear of Hell is a Christian belief and prevalent theme. As a Christian, Dante reflected this fear
that’s called inferno, purgatory and paradise. He wrote the epic poems because of Florence political problems and numerous other things like Beatrice Dante really care about her, but they didn’t get married. She play huge role in the epic poems. The inferno has 34 canto that tells the story about him entering the nine circles with a fellow poet Vigil. Dante would see how each punished their sins in hell. During the journey they’re many Historical, Social and Cultural Context. In the Inferno, they’re
naked eye. As he will see the sins of other people, he first sees his own sins in representation of animals, these animals are the leopard which indicates fraud, the lion which indicates violence and she-wolf which shows loss of control. During Dante’s travel to hell, he meets Virgil. Virgil will represent human reasoning and will guide Dante and protect him in the world of Hell. In terms of ancient history, Virgil is the creator of “Aeneid” which tell the story of what happens after the Trojan
While overall a complex work, Inferno has a simple plot: In the first canto, Dante is introduced in a forest, pursued by a panther, lion, and she-wolf, and climbs a mountain where he meets Virgil. Virgil invites Dante to come with him to see the souls in hell and purgatory, and then to be led by “a spirit worthier” than himself (Virgil) into the heavens (“Canto I”, 1994, pp.7-9). Dante accepts Virgil’s invitation, and is led into the mountain. (“Canto II”, 1994, pp. 9-13). The duo arrive at the
Dante Alighieri best work of literature was the Inferno. The Inferno narrates the story of Dante himself and the journey through hell to get to the purgatory. In it Dante discovers that hell is divided into nine circles in which the sin is where punished in a way that reflected the sin. As he continues through the nine circles of hell each sin and punishment becomes worse for the sinner as the sin was on earth. The first circle being Limbo in which men and women as well as children were there because
Virgil for guidance, asking him “but how can I go on if you are frightened?” (Canto IV.17) He also banners his need for reassurance by saying, “You are my constant strength when I lose heart” (Canto IV.18). Allegorically, I believe Virgil represents Dante’s reason. However, as a reflection, Dante represents every man as a human who sins. In order to receive repentance and God’s salvation, everyone needs reason to acknowledge the nature of sin and how it goes against God’s love and His divine plan for
9 Circles Dante Alighieri wrote the Divine Comedy to change people's minds about committing sins. Hell is described in The Inferno as 9 circles that first are big and then get smaller. Dante, roman poet and politician, depicts hell as a gloomy, miserable, tortuous realm, where no hope or joy exists. The existing hell soon becomes outdated and obsolete. This is why Hell is a constantly evolving place. The worst sinners are at the bottom. How Dante made the standard for each circle is by the sin.
The Divine Comedy possesses a plethora of pagan characters, false gods and goddesses, and religious ideas not practiced by the Catholic Church. Dante confuses his readers by referencing paganism frequently throughout the poem. By intrepidly using pagan religion in his poem, Dante appears to desire to display homage for the excellent writers before him. Readers also claim that Dante accepts portions of paganism as partially true teachings. However, with further inquiry, it becomes evident that Dante