Dante's Pity - Broken Promise

Dante's Pity- - April Stamm 17-Mar-08 Journal Virgil and Dante have come to a place where the souls are trapped in the ice with only their faces

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April Stamm 17-Mar-08 Journal Virgil and Dante have come to a place where the souls are trapped in the ice with only their faces protruding from the ice. On these souls the tears that they cry freeze over to form crystal visors over their eyes. One of the souls locked in the ice of this third round of the ninth circle begs Dante to remove the ice covering his eyes so that he may cry for a while, and Dante, still feeling pity for the souls agrees to do so as long as he tells Dante his name. Dante begins to remove the ice but then the soul tells him that his name is Friar Albergio, a man who Dante knows was not dead. This confession shocks Dante and Friar Albergio continues by saying that he is not dead, rather his sin was so terrible that the moment he committed it his soul was ripped from his body, trapped here in hell and that a demon took his place on earth in his worldly body. Continuing Friar Albergio tells Dante of another person to whom this happened, yet Dante does not believe him. At this point Dante refuses to keep his promise, and does not remove the tears from
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This note was uploaded on 05/14/2008 for the course GN_HON 2112 taught by Professor Dawson during the Spring '08 term at Missouri (Mizzou).

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Dante's Pity- - April Stamm 17-Mar-08 Journal Virgil and Dante have come to a place where the souls are trapped in the ice with only their faces

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