scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 1,318
Romantic Love In Dantes Inferno and The Lais of Marie De France It is fascinating to take the time out to examine in similarities and differences in the way authors Dante Aligheri and Marie De France impart to their readers their views on romantic love It can almost be said that the two perspectives are similarly different Marie De France like Dante has a distinctive literary form Her narrative twists and female perspective differentiate her vastly from Dante She focuses on stories from womens points of view she involves her female characters much more actively than Dante For example note that Francesca is the only female in hell who has a speaking part In total there are only sixteen women even mentioned in Dantes subterranean journey Nine of them are in Limbo and out of the remaining seven five reside in Francescas circle in Hell Throughout the Comedy Dante appears to view women as the center of some sort of tragic love triangle while throughout the Lais Maries women are shown to have character and grace Canto V of Dantes Divine Comedy Inferno takes the reader to the first compartment of true hell residence for those whose sins have earned them eternal damnation Dantes cranes symbolize lovers of the highest order lovers who have died in the name of and for the very essence of love These characters are of high social standing as he stresses the importance of social hierarchy and how it is affected by that which man calls love Dante uses symbolism characters and literary illustration to impart his central message that the ultimate form of betrayal which stems from love or to the author misguided romantic notion is adultery His Francesca is married to Gianciotto Malatesta who is portrayed to be a crude and to some a deformed man According to
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA