Analyzing Dante's Inferno, Up On Your Feet Passage

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Dante Says Up
(A critique on Dante’s The Inferno, Up On Your Feet Passage)
As the great Norman Vincent Peale once said, “The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.” In Dante’s The Inferno, he creates a vivid image of what his version of hell looks like. Hell isn’t the typical hell, which they talk about in movies. You have to put everything else away when you start to read about Dante’s The Inferno. In Canto XXIV, circle eight, the passage, “Up On Your Feet,” lives. This passage is a passage that is full of inspiration, and drives a person to be their very best. In Dantes, The Inferno, specifically the “Up On Your Feet,” passage (pg.207) can be critiqued in many ways, three of these …show more content…

You are the only person that is control of your body. No one can make you do anything that you don’t want to do. It is your own fault if you make the bad choices, but you have to have the strength the choose the right ones. Once you know that you are strong enough to pick the right choices then you are strong enough to do anything.
Lastly, within the “Up On Your Feet,” passage the final thing you see in the passage while critiquing it is understanding. Understanding that no one is exactly perfect. Everyone is fighting their own battles just like you. “There is a ladder long enough to climb: this much is not enough.” Basically what this line within the passage is trying to say is that, everyone has their problems, and once you face one problem another one is coming. Life is a never ending string of problems, but with those problems comes a million blessings. The understanding within this passage that Dante says is the words that everyone wants to say, but is too scared to say. Facing your fears is one of the scariest things that you will ever have to face, but once you conquer your fear, its also the most rewarding.
Overall, there are many things that you could critique about the “Up On Your Feet,” passage. First, in the “Up On Your Feet, passage, there are many lines that go within the inspiration category during the critique. Next, self drive is an extreme theme within this passage of Dante’s The Inferno while you are critiquing the passage itself. Thirdly, within

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