HON 171 reading response #3

HON 171 reading response #3 - Samantha Gustafson Reading...

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Samantha Gustafson Reading Response #3 HON 171 MW 10:40 November 1, 2004 Dante’s love for Beatriz is much like that of the love between Francesca and Paolo.  This  love is that shared by people who are not meant to love each other.  When Dante asks to speak to the  couple, Virgil says, “You’ll see when they draw closer to us, and then you may appeal to them by  that love which impels them.  They will come” (1850).  They are attracted to those that are like them,  forbidden to be in love.  Because Dante could not love Beatriz, they will be drawn to him for his si  milarity just as Dante was initially drawn to them: “I should willingly speak with those two who go  together there and seem so lightly carried by the wind” (1850).  Dante’s emotion seized him when he  first saw all of the ill-fated lovers: “…pity seized me, and I was like a man astray” (1850).  He  instantly empathized with these lovers remembering the love that he could not share with Beatriz. 
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2008 for the course HON 171 taught by Professor Lynch during the Fall '04 term at ASU.

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