, Dante, Inferno And The Inferno

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Most literary pieces written in the early Middle Ages were strictly written about different religions, God, Heaven and Hell. Authors like Dante usually wrote about Christianity unlike Boccacio. Boccacio wrote literary pieces based off of real people in real life situations, the things a lot of people wanted to read about but no other author dared to write about. In the story of Decameron, Boccacio uses the afterlife as a punchline in his said to be stories about entertainment. Throughout the many other stories he wrote, he dug into the good, bad and ugly and included all the details for all readers to have a vivid image. In juxtaposition, Dante’s great masterpiece was The Divine Comedy which consisted of three parts: the Inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradiso. In The Inferno (or Hell) Dante explains his imaginary tour there and the different people he sees there. Both literary pieces give insight to the reader on how these authors thoughts and views on religion and the afterlife.

In Boccacio’s Decameron, the story told by Dioneo (third day, tenth story) is about the story of a young man using religion against a clueless young girl in order to have sex with her. Dioneo uses this story in a kind of flirtatious way towards the other story teller women. In this writing, It’s almost as if Boccacio is throwing shade at Christians as a whole for being “so religious” but still sinning out of temptation. The story starts off with a young girl named Alibech who goes off to search for

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