Dantes Inferno Analysis

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"The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis." -Durante Alighieri. Dante, considered the "greatest Italian poet," was well known during the Middle Ages. The writer is known for his other poems too including Divina Commedia (Divine Comedy), Paradisio (Paradise), La Vita Nuove (The New Life), and Purgatorio (Purgatory). 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. In the Inferno, hell has 9 parts to it: “the first circle (Limbo) - the ones who do not believe in Christ, the second circle (Lust) - the jealous ones, the third circle (Glutton) - those who ate too much, the the fourth circle (Greed) - those that wanted too much of something, the fifth circle (Wrath) - those with anger towards everything, the sixth circle (Heresy) - the extremists, the seventh circle (Violence) - those who committed violence, the eighth circle (Fraud) - the liars, the ninth circle (Treachery) - the worst criminals” (young). All the parts of hell are supposed to scare Dantes audience into not committing

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