Dante's Inferno Rhetorical Analysis

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Art Presentation Paper On Tuesday April, 20 2010 I attended an art presentation in Bohannan 90 at 6 o’clock. It was the last available presentation that we could attend and write this required paper for the class. I knew early in the semester that I should go and get it done and not wait until the last minute because I would regret it. Well sure enough I procrastinated and I definitely regretted it. Within the first five minutes of being there I regretted it. I got there about two minutes late so I had to sit in the very back row of one of the largest lecture halls at UMD. All of the lights in the lecture hall were turned off besides the one that was being projected on the screen. So right off of the bat I was struggling to see what…show more content…
He explained that Dante’s Inferno is the first part of Dante Alighieri’s poem from the fourteenth-century called Divine Comedy. It is about the journey of Dante through hell, or the medieval version of hell, guided by the Roman poet Virgil. In the poem, Hell is shown as nine circles of suffering located within the earth. Through symbolism, the Divine Comedy represents the journey of the soul towards God, with the Inferno (Italian for Hell) describing the recognition and the rejection of sin. Overall I thought that whole presentation was extremely boring and hard to follow. It didn’t help that I was kind of dreading it before hand because I had a long day of classes. Although I did actually enjoy some of the artwork that he showed us. I’ve always liked that older medieval art, or at least thought that it looks neat. There wear a lot of pieces that had crazy looking creatures in them like Minotaur’s, people with wings, and snakes. Some of them made me laugh because of how ridiculous they were. That was the only thing that helped me pay attention during the presentation. Like I said before, I wish I would have gone earlier so I could have attended a showing that I would have enjoyed more. It is what it is I guess. I probably shouldn’t have waited until the day it was due to write this paper

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