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Love and Suffering The Aeneid by Virgil and Inferno by Dante are both works centering around adventures In both of these adventures love is intertwined with suffering Why are love and suffering connected as such In The Aeneid Aeneas suffered a great deal and then was fated to lead his people to Italy and Rome Aeneas marries the Queen of Carthage Dido who eventually kills herself out of despair In Inferno Dante is taken on a divine mission to see the depths and horrors of Hell While in Hell Dante stumbles upon and is intrigued by two lovers Paolo and Francesca who were tragically killed by Francescas husband Gianciotti In The Aeneid Aeneas is on a journey to lead his people the Trojans to a new homeland Aeneas was chosen by fate to lead the Trojans to establish a new homeland in Italy and Rome This fate also represents the national destiny of Rome Aeneas looks towards the future towards Romes power over the known world In the same way that the Promised Land was guaranteed to the Hebrews in the Old Testament the Trojans Promised Land was guaranteed by fate History is the guarantor The theme of this work is that of how a nation came to be Aeneas suffers a great deal Emerging from this suffering Aeneas will lead his people and conquer their new homeland Aeneas has many obstacles that stand in his way Juno hates the Trojans and wants to do everything in her power to prevent the Trojans from reaching Rome and Italy Aeneas has inner obstacles as well Until Aeneas descends into Hades he will never fully gave up his old life in Troy He constantly thinks about his life in Troy Weeping I must give up the shores the harbors that were my home the plain that once was Troy Book III lines 14-15 He was still grieving for the family and friends that he lost in
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