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Unformatted text preview: Peasants to pioneers: human endeavors The snake-pit of the thieves The gullet of the fraudulent counselors Inferno 24-26 lo villanello a cui la roba manca • What is the simile about? ( Inf. 24.1-15) 2 lo villanello a cui la roba manca • What is the simile about? – False appearances – Change, evanescence – Hope 3 lo villanello a cui la roba manca • What is the simile about? – Representation of change – Artistic rivalry? – Writing 4 lo villanello a cui la roba manca • What is the simile about? – Fame? 5 Fame Climbing out of hypocrisy: fummo in aere . 24.43-52 6 Cantos 24-25 7th bolgia Thieves in the snake-pit • speech/inarticulate sound Una voce … a parole formar disconvenevole (66-67) • Vision, appearance, shape Mi fu la bolgia manifesta (81-84) 7 Cantos 24-25 7th bolgia • Desire to hide Correan genti nude e spaventate (91-93) • Serpentine ligation Con serpi le man dietro avean legate (94-96) 8 Thomas Aquinas on Theft • Isidore says (Etym. x): "Fur [thief] is derived from furvus and so from fuscus [dark], because he takes advantage of the night.” • Theft consists in "taking another's thing secretly." Summa Theologica II II 66 9 Thomas Aquinas on Theft • Theft is contrary to justice, which gives to each one that which is his , so that it belongs to theft to take possession of what is another's. Summa Theologica II II 66 10 Cantos 24-25 Three metamorphoses 1. Incineration and spontaneous regeneration (Vanni Fucci) 24.97-118 2. Fusion of shapes, neither one nor the other 25.46-78 3. Exchange of shapes 25.79-144 11 Cantos 24-25 Bestiality • “Vanni Fucci/ bestia” (24.121-129) • Cacus (25.16-28) • IO (24.100) 12 Vanni Fucci bestia...
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