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canto 5 inferno

canto 5 inferno - Johnattan Llanos Agnieszka Wynar Sabrina...

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Johnattan Llanos Agnieszka Wynar Sabrina Fong Mrs. Mancini AP Literature 2008-10-23 Inferno- Canto 5 A. Once you have been assigned a Canto, annotate your canto for symbols, allusions (to classical literature and mythology), sins(motif), and imagery 1. Symbols Turbulent winds = punishment for lustful sinners’ soul; symbolizes passion, which is a powerful and strong emotion Cranes = the souls will never be as free as the cranes (page 749) Doves = compares the souls to doves (lines 70-74) 2. Allusions Minos wraps his tail around himself the number of times as there are circles of Hell (9) 3. Sins (motifs) The souls that were mentioned in Canto 5 are the souls of well-known sinners of lust: Helen of Troy, Paris, Tristan, Cleopatra, Achilles, etc. These people had brought many catastrophes to countries and nations due to their lust. Their sins were consistent betrayals that led to an even greater problem or disaster. Helen caused the Trojan War when she left her husband for Paris Cleopatra was the mistress of Julius Caesar and Mark Antony while a queen of Egypt Achilles was the hero of the Trojan War who deserted the Greeks to meet with Polyxena, the daughter of King Priam of Troy
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4. Imagery “Voyage through black air visiting us who stained the world with blood” (lines 80-81) “All light is mute, with a bellowing like the ocean turbulent in a storm of
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