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Evil in Dante and Chaucer We in the twentieth century would be much more hard-pressed to define evil than would people of either Chaucers or Dantes time Medieval Christians would have a source for it -- Satan -- and if could easily devise a series of ecclesiastical checklists to test its presence and its power In our secular world evil has come down to something that hurts people for no explicable reason the bombing of the Federal Building in Oklahoma City the burning of black churches in the South We have taken evil out of the hands of Satan and placed it in the hands of man In doing so we have made it less absolute and in many ways less real Nonetheless it must be recognized that in earlier times evil was not only real but palpable This paper will look at evil as it is portrayed in two different works -- Dantes Divine Comedy and Chaucers Canterbury Tales -- and analyze what the nature of evil meant to each of these authors The Divine Comedy is an epic poem in which the author Dante takes a
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