Comparing Dante In Inferno And Canzoniere

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In the Early Modern Period, readers of this literature get to see a dramatic shift and transition from medieval thinking to Renaissance thinking. Towards the beginning of this time period, human nature was very concerned with the consequences of straying from religion. This is evident through the work of Dante in Inferno, and Petrarch in Canzoniere. In Inferno, Dante gives his readers a glimpse into the afterlife and where each person goes after death. Each layer of the afterlife symbolizes the crime/sins that were committed in a lifetime, the deeper it gets the worse it gets. In Canzoniere by Petrarch, it represents a man who has strayed from the path of God and, instead, spent his life searching for individual passions. By giving the reader
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