The three best allegories in Dante’s Inferno describe the flatterers, fortune tellers, and suicides. To begin, Dante creates an allegory within the punishment of the Flatterers in Hell. Circle eight of Hell holds these sinners who flattered people during their life but didn’t mean what they said and talked bad about them behind their back. These people are sunk in a river of human excrement for “talking crap” and being a “brown noser”. Whenever they open their mouth, the excrement enters their mouth, creating the term of “being full of it”.
Dante believes that human reasons separates man from beast, and to abuse such a gift from God warrants an unimaginable pain. Thus the deeper in hell you travel, the more thought out sins are punished and the less desirable the punishment. Seeing as this work was written by Dante, and the journey is taken by Dante, he has a unique opportunity to judge his fellow man and decide how they will be punished. He also gets to place his enemies in hell, forever besmirching their names for generations to remember. Perhaps unknowing to Dante, that is worse than any of the punishments that he placed his enemies in.
Iago’s main reason for doing so was that he felt mistreated and overlooked when Othello assigned Cassio his right hand man. So the only true character Iago truly despises is Cassio. Iago dislikes Othello, but ultimately would rather be his buddy then his enemy. Iago sees Othello as a good guy, but simply sees Othello’s pick of Cassio as just a lapse in judgement. So Iago takes it upon himself to change what he saw as wrong.
Another one of his motives is that he hates goodness and wants to destroy anything that makes people happy such as Othello’s marriage. Iago can also not keep his sense of inferiority and superiority in balance. I do however agree with the part of the quote “the motive hunting” because it is true that Iago does not know why he hates Othello so much therefore he needs to invent many reasons for hating him. I also agree with Iago being a “malignity” because he causes harm to others intentionally. In this play, Shakespeare explores the question “why are people evil?” but he does not know the answer.
The Lustful are located in the second circle of The Inferno and their punishment, through Contrapasso, reveals the consequences of breaking trust and love related communal bonds. Beginning his journey into Hell, “[Dante] came to place stripped bare of every light/ roaring on the naked dark like seas/ wracked by the war of winds.” (5.28-29) Immediately Dante establishes the setting of the ... ... middle of paper ... ...results but continues to do them. An example of a thief is Vanni Fucci. – “I am Vanni Fucci, the beast…/ I am put down so low because it was I/ who stole the treasure from the Sacristy, / for which others once were blamed.” (24.124-139) Vanni Fucci was also known as a man of violence but Dante places him in the eighth circle because theft is a greater sin. , the placement of the Treacherous to Their Masters, circle nine, in The Inferno demonstrates how man’s selfishness, abolishes communal bonds and lead to moral depravity.
The speaker’s disgust and bitterness of desire led him to the feeling of isolation and sacrificing his own sanity made him eager to throw away desire itself through Sidney’s specific diction, the bitter tone towards desire and poetic device such as irony and personification. Sidney choice of diction emphasizes the revulsion the speaker feels for the truth of desire. Right off, Sidney uses the words “blind man” (1). It is not that the speaker is blind, but that men are not able to truly see the truth of desire, they are blinded by it. Using the word “mark,” it evokes how the speaker sees that desire is more like a hideous stain in peoples live, it has a negative connotation (1 Sidney).
"; through his anger he can get across his point that he will never change his mind. At the end of his life, and when Caesar says "Et tu Brute? Then fall Caesar!" he ought to be shocked and give up. As he is so very surprised about Brutus, I would expect the audience to feel sorry for Caesar after the way he has been treated, though on the other hand they still may feel that he deserved his fate, because of his boasting and inconsistency with his decisions.
I believe, as the line says, Iago hates Othello only for amusement. “But for my sport and profit…” (1.3.365) Iago engages in the act of hating not because he has a disregard for Othello. Iago engages in the act of hating only to hate, whether it be Othello or his own mother. Iago hates for his own “sport and profit.” thus understand this concept of Iago puts a whole new spin on the evil which consumes him.
In Cantos I, Dante is trying to find his way because he has lost “the straight path” (Dante 1405). He cannot ... ... middle of paper ... ...te clearly had an issue with people who committed fraud, hypocrites and blasphemers. Virgil goes on to explain the order of the circles as they grow smaller. Therefore each sin starts to be broken down and why the souls were placed in certain areas, Virgil and Dante focus on how their sins not only effect the person, but impacts God as well, Virgil says, ... because fraud is peculiar to man / it displeases God more; therefore the fraudulent are placed lower/ ……………………………………………………………………………………………... Violence is committed against the Deity/ by cursing Him and denying Him in one’s heart; (1448, 1449). There are times where Dante contrasts Hell with his society, hell is basically the self-centered and vile city which serves its own judgement at the expense of their citizens.
Oedipus’ epiphany is truthful in his current state, but his decision in failing to recognize his sin before his realization ultimately makes his epiphany invalid, and its sole purpose is to only assist him in receiving sympathy from the citizens of Thebes. Sophocles uses the phrase “this evil is mine” to suggest how Oedipus has matured through the course of his life, taking responsibility for his own sinful actions and behaviors. Certainly, Oedipus is filled with regret, and Sophocles even uses repetition on the word “guilt” to symbolize how this emotion has devoured his entire life into despair, where “sorrow” and “guilt” intertwine by force. Truly, as Sophocles comments, the ramification of making a sinful decision prompts an act of retribution from the gods in deciding the miserable fate of an individual through his rebellion towards evil against the supernatural. Thus, in the tale of Oedipus and his jinxed fate, Sophocles expresses Oedipus’ prideful attitude that is rooted towards hubris and the overconfidence it buys to illustrate the vicious cycle of the sinful decisions we make and the sudden awareness of how our own tragic flaw would lead us into impending trouble and overwhelming