Dante was also a politician, while he was in Rome much of the city was destroyed, the Pope banished him from Florence unless he were to pay a fine even though he was innocent of such sin (wiki). In Inferno, poem written by Durante (Dante) Alighieri, Dante is a character who travels alongside another on a quest through all parts of hell and the different sins that place humans in them. Dantes use of rhetoric and his vacillating tone make his poem interesting and unforgettable. In Inferno, Dante talks about the parts of hell and the different punishments to go with all kinds of sins.The writer purpose is to alarm and terrify his audience, and anybody who has taken part in sinning to help them become less sinful. To begin, Dante has shown he is credible when we was exiled from his home town due to someone else sins.the poems intended audience is all the people on earth.
The great odes by John Keats effortlessly survive the onslaught of time and modern anti-romantic crusade. How far it is due to the fact that the poet in these poems projects realistically Death, the ultimate conqueror is debatable, but their popularity to a great extent is due to his attitude to death as portrayed in them. They are a quest for truth – the ultimate truth of which death is an inevitable part. The Renaissance liberated Man from the shackles of religious bondage of the Middle Ages and released the mind’s spiritual potentialities. Man indulged in self-assessment and an awareness of individual identity developed through various stages of self consciousness.
In Dante’s Inferno, an epic poem about Dante’s journey into the depths of Hell, he comes across many different evils that we experience in everyday life on Earth. Virgil takes Dante through rings of Hell where he witnesses the punishing of sinners for different things, such as lacking self control or violence. These sins are broken down into specifics, but of all the many crimes Dante speaks of, it is worth noting that sex crimes do not come up as their own ring in Inferno. Understandably so, since at the time it may have been taboo to talk about. However, in modern society, sex crimes are a growing problem that are gaining attention.
Andrew Tuloca Mrs. Zalock AP Lang 3/4/11 Paradise lost is a work which explains god reasoning for allowing suffering in the world, and depicts Satan, the devil, pitted against God in a civil war. Specifically in the section read from our textbook, Milton writes story as to the downfall of Adam and Eve and continues on to depict and explain Satan’s reasoning behind his gradual progression towards waging war with heaven. Despite his negative connotation however, and the clear evil that is associated, Milton portrays Satan as a hero throughout Paradise lost (The section we read). Satan does not necessarily perform heroic acts of kindness as the common day idea of a hero does, but is rather depicted as fighting and working towards a cause he believes in. Likewise, Satan does not seem scared of the power of God, nor does he seem phased at the consequences of death, or eternal damnation which makes him seem courageous and bold; two crucially important characteristics of a hero.
This unique characteristic is rewarded with torture, expressed by the imagery and figurative language present throughout the poem. “What was thy pity’s recompense?/A silent suffering and intense;”(5-6, Byron). The use of the descriptive word “silent” represents both the way the other gods looked upon Prometheus’s sentence and the pride with which he held himself in its duration. He is viewed by Byron as a martyr of liberty, a cause that Byron was very adamant about and eventually gave his life for in the Greek War for Independence. Prometheus’s compassion for lesser mortals is juxtaposed against the natural hierarchy of his society, due to the fact that “Titans, like gods, have hitherto been the object of human attention, models of human aspiration and resentment.
What is Job’s Problem and what is God’s Response? The Book of Job is the work of a gifted poet, who examines the problem of a just God allowing suffering to the innocent. The book discussed the life of an honest, hard-working individual named Job, whose integrity is intensely tested by God through Satan. This book challenges the millennia-old belief that “goodness is rewarded with material prosperity while wickedness is punished with temporal suffering” (p.510). Although Job is described by Satan as “You will find no one like him on earth, a man of blameless and upright life, who fears God and sets his face against wrongdoing.” (p.511), he is still reluctant to believe that Job will remain sinless “in the face of disaster”, and suggests they eradicate his material possessions, including his children, to test his faith.
Ileah Glenn ENG 2110 M&W 3pm Dr. Voss Dante's Inferno chronicles a strange journey through hell, seeming familiar at times but shocking at others. As an American and a Christian, I think that my opinion on this could be crafted from my religion and our society, particularly its media. In my mind I’ve depicted hell as this place of immense torment bestowed on all sinners. My faith has taught me that those who sin go to hell to be punished. Dante's adventure clearly shows that the souls of hell are punished, as I thought.
Wordsworth’s Treatment of Death in Poetry: The Recycling of the Spirit Many critics of Wordsworth have argued that the poet often speaks of characters who have since died as though they are still living and conceptualizes his poems as eerie tales to represent their non-existent life. Critics like Gregory Leadbetter even describe Wordsworth’s treatment of death as an “imaginative maneuver,” a strategic technique in which he memorializes a beloved and therefore enacts the process of grief. Leadbetter is correct to identify this type of maneuver with death and immortality. However, his failure to discuss qualities of death among the living, life after death, and the process following death suggests more can be discussed about what Wordsworth thinks of the ontological spirit as an addition to the simplicity of the biological nature of humans. Critics are absolutely correct to realize Wordsworth’s representation of the dead as living in his poetry through their analysis of Wordsworth's poems, namely the Lucy poems.
Isolating himself from other War poets by ignoring the literal ‘enemy’, Owen instead acknowledges that War was universal to all soldiers, and therefore none was to blame for the consequences. In doing so, Owen attributes the source of death, not to the foreign side, but to the weapons each side wielded. The poet achieves such in ‘Dulce Ee Decorum Est’, by depicting the arms as detached and of their own mind, evident in the depiction of “the haunting flares [on which the soldiers’] turned [their] backs”. The collective innocence of these corrupted men is reiterated in the poem ‘Strange Meeting’, which depicts the meeting of two soldiers in Hell, who once fought on opposing sides and are, in death, able to see beyond the conflict and hatred in a shared experience of “the truth untold”. Upon entering the “tunnel”, symbolic of the gates to the Underworld, the solider sets eyes on the narrator with “piteous recognition”, exposing this “[piteous]” state as a commonly recognised existence amongst soldiers, thus, unifying all.
Art as Redemption Upon examining The Birth of Tragedy it is apparent that Nietzsche views art in a particular way compared to his contemporaries. Nietzsche’s main focus was not to interpret “what is art”, but rather why art exists at all. This inquisitive approach for answers on the necessity of art leads Nietzsche to dissect two forms of Greek art; these being Apollonian and Dionysian art. Nietzsche holds the belief that all art is redemptive in its qualities, providing the subject who partakes in it a certain “escape” from the realities of life. He believes in the same idea that Schopenhauer had, in that life is awful and tragic with no meaning or purpose; by this I mean that life in itself is considered suffering and without purpose by both Nietzsche and Schopenhauer.