The following is a reblog of a post entitled DANTE’S DIVINE COMEDY–A POST FOR THE U.L.S., THE UNDERGROUND LIBRARY SOCIETY, BY ROBBIE CHEADLE. This article provides an overview of “Dante’s Divine Comedy” which I found compelling.
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Thank you to Robbie Cheadle, a long time member of the U. L. S. The Underground Library Society!
Dante’s Divine Comedy
Divine Comedy is a narrative poem, written in Italian and translated to English. Dante Alighieri spent twelve years writing this poem which was completed in 1320. The poem is divided into three parts: Inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradiso.
The poem starts with Dante, the protagonist of the poem, finding himself in a dark and wild forest at night. The road towards the sunshine on the other side of a hill is guarded by three beasts which Dante cannot pass. He is in despair when Virgil, a pagan soul from the first circle of Hell, appears and tells him that the beautiful and good Beatrice, a woman who died young and was an object of admiration and desire by Dante, had arrange for him to journey through Hell, Purgatory, and…
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