The InfernoCantos XIV-XVIICircle VII Sins of the Lion<br />Presentation by: KorissaFelan, Matt Bogard, Rachel Ard and Dary...
Canto XIV<br />Dante and Virgil travel through the forest of tree souls and reach the edge of the third ring of the sevent...
The Blasphemers’ Zone<br />Dante sees Capaneus among the blasphemers<br />Capaneus  was a one of the kings that attacked T...
The Island of Crete<br />The “Old Man” statue stands on the island of Crete. His tears form the four rivers of Hell: Acher...
The “Old Man’s” Symbolism<br />The digression of the quality of medal of the statue represents the decline of mankind. <br...
Canto XV<br />Still in the third ring Dante and Virgil cross the stream and reach the second zone of sinners.<br />Here th...
Brunetto Latini<br />BrunettoLatini was a Florentine Guelph.<br />He was respected for his writing and politics.<br />He i...
More than Propoganda<br />Throughout The Inferno Dante usually rewards his political allies and punishes his opponents by ...
Canto XVI<br />Still among the Sodomites Dante is approached by three souls.<br />They present themselves as  Jacopo Rusti...
Strange Request<br />Virgil asks Dante for the cord around his waist that he wears as a belt. <br />Then Virgil tosses the...
Canto XVII<br />The Geryonhas the face of a man, the body of a serpent, and two lion paws.<br />Dante and Virgil reach the...
The Usurers<br />Usurers - a person who lends money and charges interest.<br />Fire flakes also fall on these souls also.<...
Canto XVII Continued<br />In a failed attempt to speak to the usurers Dante leaves them and returns to Virgil.<br />Virgil...
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  1. 1. The InfernoCantos XIV-XVIICircle VII Sins of the Lion<br />Presentation by: KorissaFelan, Matt Bogard, Rachel Ard and Daryk Estrada<br />
  2. 2. Canto XIV<br />Dante and Virgil travel through the forest of tree souls and reach the edge of the third ring of the seventh circle of hell.<br />Sinners must lay prone against a plain of burning sand, while burning fire flakes hover down upon them. <br />The people who suffer here are the blasphemers.<br />Blasphemy - impious utterance or action concerning God or sacred things.<br />
  3. 3. The Blasphemers’ Zone<br />Dante sees Capaneus among the blasphemers<br />Capaneus was a one of the kings that attacked Thebes, (a city in Ancient Egypt.)<br />Despite his suffering Capaneus rages relentlessly, insisting that the tortures of Hell shall never break his defiance.<br />The Blasphemers’ punishment represents God’s all powerful fiery demonstrating that one should never rebel against God.<br />
  4. 4. The Island of Crete<br />The “Old Man” statue stands on the island of Crete. His tears form the four rivers of Hell: Acheron, Styx, Phlegethon, Cocytus, and finally the pool at the bottom of Hell.<br />The statue itself is made of gold, silver, brass and iron and faces west toward Rome and western expansion.<br />Its head is gold, the breast and arms silver, waist down iron and the right foot is terra cotta.<br />
  5. 5. The “Old Man’s” Symbolism<br />The digression of the quality of medal of the statue represents the decline of mankind. <br />With each medal corresponding to an era of mankind: gold medal meaning the Golden age. <br />His left foot, which is iron, and it symbolizes the Roman Empire being strong and firm.<br />He leans on his right foot, which is terra cotta, illustrates the Catholic Church eroded with corruption. <br />
  6. 6. Canto XV<br />Still in the third ring Dante and Virgil cross the stream and reach the second zone of sinners.<br />Here the Sodomites must walk continuously as the same fire flakes fall upon them as did the blasphemers.<br />Sodomy - copulation with a member of the same sex.<br />Their continual running suggests that they are running away from their nature however the sinners can’t outrun the power of God.<br />
  7. 7. Brunetto Latini<br />BrunettoLatini was a Florentine Guelph.<br />He was respected for his writing and politics.<br />He influenced Dante the Poet’s writing by teaching at the university where Dante studied. <br />He predicts that Dante will be rewarded in the Afterlife for his heroic political actions. <br />Dante dismisses this, saying that Fate or Fortune will do as she pleases.<br />
  8. 8. More than Propoganda<br />Throughout The Inferno Dante usually rewards his political allies and punishes his opponents by placing many Black Guelphs and Ghibellines in Hell.<br />However even though BrunettoLatini was a political ally of Dante, a White Guelph, Dante condemns him to hell.<br />Its significance is that it identifies that no one is above heaven and hell regardless of political party. <br />
  9. 9. Canto XVI<br />Still among the Sodomites Dante is approached by three souls.<br />They present themselves as Jacopo Rusticucci, Guido Guerra, and TegghiaioAldobrandi. <br />Claiming that they are from Florence they ask Dante what has happened to their city.<br />In a pessimistic view Dante tells them that Florence is now ruled by and filled with political corruption.<br />
  10. 10. Strange Request<br />Virgil asks Dante for the cord around his waist that he wears as a belt. <br />Then Virgil tosses the cord into a ravine for an unknown reason.<br />Soon after Dante witnesses a creature come out of the ravine called a Geryon.<br />
  11. 11. Canto XVII<br />The Geryonhas the face of a man, the body of a serpent, and two lion paws.<br />Dante and Virgil reach the third zone of the third ring in order to meet the Geryon.<br />As Virgil talks with the Geryon, Dante is able to confront the usurers. <br />
  12. 12. The Usurers<br />Usurers - a person who lends money and charges interest.<br />Fire flakes also fall on these souls also.<br />The usurers sit down with a pouch of money around their necks that has their own family emblem on it.<br />All of the sinners are always staring at their pouch in desire for money, but as they do they are ashamed when seeing their family emblem. <br />
  13. 13. Canto XVII Continued<br />In a failed attempt to speak to the usurers Dante leaves them and returns to Virgil.<br />Virgil convinces the Geryon to transfer him and Dante down to the eighth circle of Hell.<br />Dante is fearful however despite this he climbs on the creature’s back and safely travels to the next circle. <br />

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