In The Inferno, by Dante many of the sinners’ punishments are questionable to the sins they’ve committed. Like Dante, one feels great pity for many of the sinners that exist in all of the levels of Hell. Many of their retributions seem much too severe for some of the sins that just don’t seem that dire.
Francesca and Paolo di Rimini have no control over the love that develops between the two of them, but are forced to spend eternity in the Second Circle of Hell. The sinners in this area of Hell, the lustful, experience an eternity of torrential rain fall and extremely powerful winds, which toss the souls of these sinners throughout the air. After reading of Lancelot and Guinevere both Francesca and Paolo realize that they’re situation is just like theirs. Francesca does begin having an affair with her husband’s younger, better-looking brother; but how could either of the two resist a feeling like that? Lust, yeah it’s selfish, and maybe it hurts others but if one doesn’t give in to its lustful feelings that they too may get hurt. Her husband take...
Need Writing Help?
Get feedback on grammar, clarity, concision and logic instantly.Check your paper »
- Dantes Inferno in Comparison to Christianity and The Media Dante's Inferno is a strange journey through hell, which at times seems familiar but then sometimes seems unexpected. As an American and a Christian it is possible to think that my opinion on this could be crafted from my religion and our society, particularly its media. In my mind I see hell as this place of immense torment bestowed on sinners. My faith has taught me that those who sin go to hell to be punished. Dante's adventure clearly shows that the souls of hell are punished, as I thought.... [tags: essays papers]
668 words (1.9 pages)
- A Few Words on Dante’s Inferno Like in the Inferno, where the gates of Hell begin the journey to the bottom, so life is began by birth, and the journey to Eternity begins. Some lives are more easily lead than others, like some of the punishments in Dante’s version of Hell are worse than others. Although in Hell, there is no hope, not even the hope of hope, the journey that Dante and Virgil take can be compared with the journey of life. Just the fact that Dante has someone to guide him can be comparison, everyone in life has a Guardian Angel assigned to them, as Dante had his own guide in his journey.... [tags: essays research papers]
1060 words (3 pages)
- Dante's use of allegory in the Inferno greatly varies from Plato's "Allegory of the Cave" in purpose, symbolism, characters and mentors, and in attitude toward the world. An analysis of each of these elements in both allegories will provide an interesting comparison. Dante uses allegory to relate the sinner's punishment to his sin, while Plato uses allegory to discuss ignorance and knowledge. Dante's Inferno describes the descent through Hell from the upper level of the opportunists to the most evil, the treacherous, on the lowest level.... [tags: essays research papers]
900 words (2.6 pages)
- The Divine Comedy was a key element to the development of European literature. By writing the epic style poem in the vernacular, he enabled all people of general literacy (ie, the commoner) with the liberty to read his work of art. This was such a landmark event because scholars of the past had always written in Latin including two of the most influential people in his life, the epic poets Virgil and Homer. Latin was the language of the Roman Empire and the Catholic Church therefore no one ever thought Dante’s use of the vernacular was capable of such poetic expression.... [tags: essays research papers]
440 words (1.3 pages)
- This essay is on setting differences using the works of Dante's The Inferno and Jean Paul Sartre's No Exit.Adam looks about spotting all the important people that will influence the rest of his life. He takes a deep breath and prepares to make this his last and final addition to life. Quietly he draws back from the church as if to stop time, this moment may define him as a man. He turns to look at the priest as if to reply his answer, but suddenly he realizes the hand he is holding is as cold as death.... [tags: essays research papers]
1368 words (3.9 pages)
- ... Basically what they are trying to say is that if you don’t get up out of bed then you can never pursue your dreams. No one ever got ahead by sitting on their behind. You have to face every day with the belief that your dreams are real, and that dreams come true every day. This line within the passage states that if you get up, and you try, that you are one step closing to accomplishing your dreams. Secondly, self drive is an extreme theme within this passage of Dante’s The Inferno while you are critiquing the passage itself.... [tags: a critique, inspiration category]
556 words (1.6 pages)
- Dante's Inferno In Canto I, Dante has strayed from the True Way into the Dark Wood of Error. He opens his eyes and sees the mount Mount of Joy which is lit up by the sun. He sets out to try to climb the mountain, but his way is blocked by the Three Beasts of Worldliness: The Leopard of Malice and Fraud, The Lion of Violence and Ambition, and The She-Wolf of Incontinence. He then starts to lose all hope when Virgil, Dante’s symbol of Human Reason appears. Dante is very frightened and nervous by Virgil’s presence as you can tell by his response towards Virgil saying “Have pity on me, whatever thing you are, whether shade or living man” (Dantes Inferno pg.... [tags: English Literature Essays]
508 words (1.5 pages)
- Animation is a miraculous format for storytelling, it’s capable of exploring and creating any idea, adventure or universe that the human mind can conceive. Animation realizes the artist’s true intentions, even more than sequential art which can only convey certain increments of movement. Animation has endless possibilities, though it began with simple sketches, hand drawn and cut together. As time has progressed animation exceeds all expectation for the medium, moreover stories have become more mature and writing has become more complex and provoking.... [tags: Divine Comedy, Inferno, Dante Alighieri, Virgil]
1155 words (3.3 pages)
- Francesca's Style in Canto V of Dante's Inferno Canto V of Dante's Inferno begins and ends with confession. The frightening image of Minos who «confesses» the damned sinners and then hurls them down to their eternal punishment contrasts with the almost familial image of Francesca and Dante, who confess to one another. In a real sense confession seems to be defective or inadequate in Hell. The huddled masses who declare their sins to Minos do so because they are compelled to declare or make manifest in speech the character of their offenses and although they confess everything (each soul «tutta si confessa», v.... [tags: Inferno]
5050 words (14.4 pages)
- At the start of the poem we find Dante in the dark forest(Inf. 1.2). Not much description is given maybe to show Dante’s disorientation. Whether the disorientation is spiritual, physical, moral or political; that is unclear at the start of the poem. The poem us written this way so reader can identify with Dante. It is also written in such a way that sometimes it is difficult to understand some parts, you sometimes have to read it backwards to get a better understanding. The way Dante characterizes the dark woods has a lot of ideas taken from various traditions.... [tags: Dante's Inferno Essays]
1433 words (4.1 pages)