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  1. 1. I was introduced to The Divine Comedy when I was a senior in high school. At first, I thought it was just another book that we had to read. But, after reading the first canto, I couldn’t put the book down.
  2. 2. Dante is seen as the father of modern Italian, and his works have flourished greatly throughout his lifetime
  3. 3. He was greatly influenced in his writing by medieval metaphysics and political events.
  4. 4. Dante Alighieri was an Italian poet and a moral philosopher best known for the epic poem The Divine Comedy
  5. 5. His work, the divine comedy is divided into sections representing the three tiers of the Christian afterlife: purgatory, heaven, and hell. The entire Divine Comedy : the Inferno, Purgatorio and Paradisio, is about the symbolic voyage through hell, purgatory and into heaven.
  6. 6. This great poem, a work of medieval literature is generously considered the greatest work of literature comprised in Italian
  7. 7. a philosophical Christian vision of mankind’s eternal fate.
  8. 8. Dante’s Inferno describes Dante’s journey into and throughout hell, with Virgil as his guide, who Dante ironically looks up to.
  9. 9. The Divine comedy is the spiritual voyage through sin, repentance, pen ance for sin, and salvation.
  10. 10. DAnte wrote his work in the common language of Italian at the time. he did this so people who read his book would know the road that they were on in terms of whether or not they were going to heaven or hell.
  11. 11. Each section contains 33 cantos plus the introduction which when added up equals One hundred which stands for The Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit.
  12. 12. although critics and commentators normally address the work as a whole, the first canticle, Inferno, is the main canto that has met with the most avid critical response.
  13. 13. Dante’s Inferno has influenced the mind of the medieval, the renaissance and even the modern thinker.
  14. 14. Our vision of hell is mainly influenced by Dante than by any other scripture written. IN fact, Scripture says quite little about hell.
  15. 15. Dante’s work has given much imagination when it comes to hell and what it contains.
  16. 16. Dante was also the first one to use his imagination to devise a hell in which the punishments suited the crime.
  17. 17. Modern writers like T. S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, Samuel Beckett, and James Joyce have all gone back to Dante for imagery as well as countless other artists who have gone to these pages for inspiration.
  18. 18. The idea of “levels” of hell, and demons that act as some kind of civil servants for torture, comes straight from Dante. Even Milton felt the influence of Dante, as he populated his hell with devils and torture devices.
  19. 19. Though, Dante’s work fell into dishonor during the Enlightenment, only to be discovered later by Blake and the metaphysical poets.
  20. 20. Today, we can see that even our understanding of heaven and hell is owed to this man’s work.
  21. 21. The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri was crucial to the development of literature and theological thinking.
  22. 22. Even so, Inferno continues to be a very relevant piece of religious literature that should still be used today.
  23. 23. Citations http://www.humanities360.com/index.php/the-historicimportance-of-inferno-by-dante-alighieri-3-51699/ https://www.stanford.edu/dept/DLCL/cgibin/web/files/lummus-inferno-influence.pdf http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/dante/ http://www.greatdante.net

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