Dante's Hypocrisy

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When I think of hypocrisy I think of a clown. A clown appears to be colorful, entertaining and funny. A clown pretends to act like a fool to amuse the audience but their true identity behind the costume can say otherwise. For example, Dante states that “The outside is all dazzle, golden and fair; the inside, lead so heavy that Frederick’s capes, compared to these, would seem as light as air.” (pg.340) As in a clown costume, a cloaks signifies a sophistication and elegance but extremely heavy to wear. Here he conveys that hypocrisy are people who says they believe in something or do something but tells people do not believe it or do it. By doing so, a sense of guilt arises for not being truthful. I believe Dante is right about the psychological

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