Dantes Inferno Essay

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PART 1 REALM EXAMINATION Canto XXXII Summary: Dante and Virgil come to a big frozen lake called Cocytus. In the ice, souls stand frozen up to their heads and their teeth chattering. The First Ring of the Ninth Circle of Hell is called Caina. This is where traitors to their family receive their punishment. Dante and Virgil start to walk across the lake and Dante accidentally kicks one of the souls. It was Bocca Degli Abati, an Italian traitor. Dante threatens Bocca and takes some of his hair before leaving him. Dante and Virgil continue into the Second Ring, Antenora. This is where all those who betrayed their homeland or party. Dante gets scarred when he sees one sinner eating at another’s head from behind. He inquires into the sin that brought such cruelty. Canto XXXII Residents: They residents that are identified in this Circle are Cain and Abel. Which this circle is named after. Cain murdered his brother Abel and this is where all those who have betrayed their family. There is also a soul by the name of Bocca Degli Abati, an Italian traitor. He betrayed his own countrymen which resulted in the loss of their flag and a defeat from the Tuscan ghibellines. Canto XXXII Modern Connections: There are a lot of connections to the modern world. There are a lot of people who have betrayed their own family and their country. Here are some examples of some today. Tiger Woods is a professional golf player and was currently married to Elin Nordegren. They have a daughter named Sam. Now what Elin didn’t know was that Tiger was having affairs with other women. The result of this betrayal to his wife led into a divorce. Aldrich Ames offered to sell American secrets for one reason only. Money. And the Rosenberg’s who sold atomic secrets to the Russians during the Cold War. Canto XXXIII Summary: Dante and Virgil are in the Second Ring and come upon a sinner who

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