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The Story of Joseph and Potiphar's Wife in Dante's Inferno in Canto XXX
Joseph, the youngest son of Jacob, was not originally a slave; he was born into the family of Jacob and his brothers became extremely jealous of all the love their father gave to Joseph, the youngest of the family. When his father made Joseph an ornate coat of many colors, his brothers overcame with jealousy and took him o...
An Analysis of the Remaining Three Classes of Falsifiers in Canto XXX of Dante Alighieri's Inferno
“Angered by Master Adam’s identification of him, strikes him across the belly with the one arm he is able to move,” (Alighieri 243) is something that happens quite frequently in Canto XXX of Dante’s Inferno written by Dante Alighieri. Circle Eight: Bolgia Ten is not a level of hell to mess with. There are the Falsifiers,...
An Analysis of Life after Death in Dante's Inferno
Many beliefs and religions profess that there is life after death. Philosophical works have been written on this subject to argue whether such a tenet is true. Dante Alighieri or simply “Dante”, the Italian poet from the latter Middle Ages bypassed this process and proceeded to tell the world his musing on the possibilities...
An Analysis of Themes Used in the Divine Comedy, an Epic Poem by Dante Alighieri
A core theme running throughout Dante’s Divine Comedy is the question of predestination. Throughout all three canticles of the comedy, Dante the pilgrim continually asks about the concept of predestination and its validity. Dante’s writings continue to show that predestination does not have a role in where you end up, wheth...
Canto 18 as a Turning Point in Inferno by Dante Alighieri
In Dante’s Inferno, Canto 18 is the first Canto in which we see Dante punishing the inhabitants of Hell with beings normally associated as monsters within the depths of Hell directly. Demons are actually punishing the Hell dwellers directly, whipping them to keep moving. This brings to mind many questions about Dante’s beli...
The Purpose of People on the Shores of Hell in the Third Canto of Inferno by Dante Alighieri
Many questions arise throughout the process of Inferno. As this is a trilogy, this is something the story should do. Develop questions for the reader and throughout the process of the trilogy, answer these questions, and create more. In the third canto of Dante’s Inferno, a significant question risen here is the purpose of...
An Analysis of the Development of the Character of Arthur Through Various Literary Pieces
Part III of Examination 1 As the legend of King Arthur develops from Welsh folklore, through the pseudo-history of Geoffrey of Monmouth, into the synthesizing account given by Sir Thomas Malory, the character of Arthur himself changes and grows in complexity. The Arthur depicted in “Colhwch and Olwen” is clearly connected...
An Analysis of the Way Society Is Constructed Which Promotes an Unhealthy Environment in Disgrace and Canterbury Tales
History is believed to repeat itself. The furthering of the human mind and lessons learned in one’s lifetime has a purpose to avoid the action of repeating negativity from the past. Knowledge is the essence of life. Unfortunately, humans are naturally born savage. Some learn to overcome certain negativity that would result...
An Analysis of Humanity Through Relationships Between Nature and Civilization in Bisclavret by Marie de France
Defining Humanity Through Relationships Between Nature and Civilization In Marie de France’s “Bisclavret,” the relationship between nature and civilization is illustrated through three different characters and their interactions with the forest and each other. The three characters are the protagonist, Bisclavret, his wife,...
An Analysis of Keeping up Appearances in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
Keeping up Appearances in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight In humanity's needs to keep up appearances, people sometimes lose sense of who they really are and what's really important. It then takes someone grounded in reality to set up some elaborate plan to bring back some sense and humility. In this case, it is Morgan Le...