The Divine Comedy Dante By Dante Alighieri

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Perfection. Society has been taught to strive for that and normally perfection is accompanied by a religion that exemplifies it and the reward tends to be unimaginably amazing. The problem is that no one is perfect, and because there is no way to measure that we try our best or we give up and follow other paths. Dante Alighieri, born in Florence, Italy in 1265, was born into a very power hungry age. Morality was not very high on someone’s to-do list. In the Divine Comedy Dante makes a point of writing about those that have done him wrong and placing them where the “belong”. But Dante does not only expose the bad people in his life but the bad people all over the world and he also includes himself. Dante writes his book to scare others…show more content…
Justice the founder of my fabric moved: To rear me was the task of Power divine, Supremest Wisdom, and primeval Love. Before me things create were none, save things Eternal, and eternal I endure. All hope abandon, ye who enter here.” This phrase needed to be proclaimed for the story to go on because it established the road for the poem. The phrase divulges that Hell is almost like a city where there is interminable pain and suffering and anguish. In Hell there are nine circles and each of those circles is centralizes it’s punishment around a type of sin. In the first circle it is called Limbo where the unbaptized and virtuous pagans are grieving all day every day from not being with God. The second circle was for the lustful who are blown around by a never ending and violent wind. In the fifth circle are the Wrathful which contain those who were angry and did not let things go. In the fifth circle is a man named Filippo Argenti, a man who Dante hated and wished more punishment upon. Dante got his wish. Circle VI embodies the Heretics and where Farinata, Dante’s enemy in politics, resides. Both Filippo and Farinata did Dante wrong but that is not the only reason they ended up in Hell. They ended up there because they sinned and the punishment fit their sins. Dante not only punished the
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