Divine Comedy

Divine Comedy: Novel Summary: Inferno section 21- Inferno section 25

 Inferno section 21: Virgil and Dante come to the center of the bridge that crosses the fifth pouch of the Eighth Circle where they find the Barrators-those who profited from their positions in public office-mired in a river of boiling pitch.  Malebranche (Evil Claws) demons approach the poets with a new spirit from the city …

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Divine Comedy: Novel Summary: Inferno section 16- Inferno section 20

 Inferno section 16: Dante and Virgil approach a waterfall cascading into the lower regions of Hell.  As they approach the falls, three spirits leave a group of spirits because they recognize Dantes garb as Florentine.  The three spirits belong to Guido Guerra, Tegghiaio Aldobrandi, and Jacopo Rusticucci-all notable patriarchs of Florence who belonged to Dantes …

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Divine Comedy: Novel Summary: Inferno section 11- Inferno section 15

Inferno section 11: Still in the Sixth Circle, Dante and Virgil pause behind the tomb of Pope Anastasius to acclimate to the vile stench that now surrounds them.  To pass the time, Virgil instructs Dante on what lies ahead.  Virgil explains that the next Circle (Seven) holds sinners who were violent against their neighbors, against …

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Divine Comedy: Novel Summary: Inferno section 6- Inferno section 10

 Inferno section 6: Dante awakens to find himself in the Third Circle where rain, snow, and hail fall endlessly to the stinking ground.  Here, the Gluttons run around the pit eternally trying to avoid the sharp claws of the three-headed guardian of this Circle, Cerberus.  As Virgil throws dirt into the monsters mouth to silence …

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Divine Comedy: Summary: Inferno section 1- Inferno section 5

Inferno section 1: Dantes journey through Hell (Inferno), Purgatory (Purgatorio), and Heaven (Paradiso) takes place in 1300, at the midpoint of his life.  Dante sets himself as the narrator and main character of this epic poem.  His flight through Hell begins in a dark and unknown forest.  As Dante wanders through the woods he comes …

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