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.
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.
Savannah Alhaj How I Surrender to the Devil by Barry Dempster A man's lifestyle reflects the teachings of the devil. At first he is compulsively listening to it and following it thus welcoming the devil into his life, but then he remembers God and he feels guilty. He has a change of heart so he wants to do better, and he wants to make God happier so he turns to God now and ignores the devil. The poem takes a religious form; in specific Christian. The poet starts the poem with fiery image of a man’s life “a backdrop of red-pepper flames.” Everything is coloured in red and surrounded by flames capturing the life of evil and wickedness; “flames” and “potted plants smoking.” Blood is an image of vapour colour of the devil; “Chagall prints bleeding.” The image of “the devil and I exchanging handshakes” suggests the likeness between the man and the devil in sinfulness; “like a hunk of raw steak.” Exchanging handshakes between a man and the devil could be an image of selling your soul to the devil for desires and weakness.
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.
Sin is an act frowned upon by most but done by many people anyway. It is unavoidable by some but others see those sinners as unfaithful and shall be condemned to hell. Through a palpable use of imagery, Donne pleads for his salvation and forgiveness of his transgressions from his God – a God which, in fact, echoes the wrathful lord of the Old Testament rather than the benevolent one of the New. Donne’s use of words like knock, blow, burn, break, imprison and ravish all give his poem a clear picture. He selects these choice words to depict how intense his prayer to be forgiven really is.
In his epic Paradise Lost, John Milton recreates the Genesis story of the fall of man as it was caused by Satan. It is Satan's fatal flaws of pride and ambition that led him to battle over Heaven and even though he was defeated, he refused to give up his war against God, promising to always do evil against Him and man and succeeding with man's fall from grace. However, throughout the epic we also watch Satan struggle with the despair, desire and even the repentance he feels, making him seem more human than evil and eliciting our sympathy for him. Satan's fatal flaws, ever present inner struggles and his determination to wage covert battles in his war against God that he knows he cannot win, make him Milton's unlikely hero. Paradise Lost begins, not with the expected potential heroes of the Genesis stories, God or man, but he begins instead with Satan, thereby placing focus on him and his actions.
Some of the most important climactic scenes of the poem are Beowulf's fights against three different monsters; these creatures are vicious and bloodthirsty, deserving of death at the skillful hands of Beowulf because they are condemned by God - or at least that is what readers are led to believe. As the hero, the entire story is appropriately tailored to exalt the incredible Beowulf in his prowess and might. However, it can be argued his heroic pedestal has skewed the story in favor of Beowulf when in reality such praise may not have been justly due. A closer inspection reveals that in reality, these monsters are perhaps not so monstrous after all; the poem's plot represents them as barbaric, imposing forces that Beowulf heroically exorcises for the safety and preservation of the community, but if we examine the poem in the lens of possibility that Grendel's race is in fact human, Beowulf's supposed heroism suddenly appears ugly and discriminatory. By the scarce description we are given of two of the three beasts Beowulf encounters and subsequently defeats – Grendel and Grendel's mother – it is difficult to determine whether they were in fact
I heard many things in hell.” Through his denial of the hold lunacy has on him, the Narrator establishes the very nature of his madness. His contradictions’ such as denial of being afflicted by the disease, then the very next thought is to defend the nature of the illness by praising it for moulding his senses is evidence towards his increasing madness and the inevitable doom of the Narrator. The Mad Man’s seemingly unprovoked rage towards the Old Man is blamed upon his dead, hazy eye. The Narrator in a fit of Madness trying to explain his actions, claims his motivation; “One of his eyes resembled that of a vulture – a pale blue eye, with a film over it. Whenever it fell upon me, my blood ran cold: and so by degrees – very gradually – I made up my mind to take the life of the old man, and thus rid myself of the eye forever.” The Narrator again proves his madness through his apparent lack of solid intent coupled with his explanation of the rage within him.
He builds upon his message of the sinner’s guilt with each example. Each example is also a little personal to the actual anger of God. In paragraph one, Edwards begins with a slight comparison to the weight and wickedness, and then comparing God’s wrath to the undamed raging waters. Continuing, Edwards takes another step and shows a example of the “bow of God’s wrath”. This metaphor is a significant step from the weight example.
Owen sympathizes with the vain young men who have no idea of the horrors of war, who are 'seduced' by others (Jessie Pope) and the recruiting posters. The detail in Owen's poetry puts forward his scenes horrifically and memorably. His poems are suffused with the horror of battle. Many of Owen's poems bring across disturbing themes and images, which stay in the mind long after readers have read them. His aim is not poetry, but to describe the full horrors of war.