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Unformatted text preview: P URGATORIO 17-22 Love, cause of sin Avarice Statius 1 P URGATORIO 17: THE CAUSES OF SIN Love is the seed of all virtue and of all vice Amor sementa in voi dogne virtute E dogne operazion che merta pene (104-106) 2 P URGATORIO 17: THE CAUSES OF SIN Sloth is an insufficient love of the good In fact, all sin is a problem with LOVE Neither creature nor Creator was ever without it Love is of two kinds 1. Natural, instinctual ( naturale ) 2. Mental, or rational ( danimo ) N creator n creatura mai, Cominci el, figliuol, fu sanza amore, O naturale o danimo, e tu l sai (91-93) 3 P URGATORIO 17: THE CAUSES OF SIN Love is of two kinds 1. Natural, instinctual ( naturale ) Never errs 2. Mental, or rational ( danimo ) Can err 1. In choice of object Pride Envy wrath 2. In defect sloth 3. In excess Avarize Gluttony Lust Lo naturale sempre sanza errore, Ma laltro puote errar per male obietto O per troppo o per poco di vigore (94-96)) 4 P URGATORIO 17: THE CAUSES OF SIN : L OVE Misapprehension of a good We apprehend goods we hope will quiet our soul, desire those, and strive to obtain them Ciascun confusamente un bene apprende Nel qual si queti lanimo, e disira, Per che di giugner lui ciascun contende (17.127-129) 5 P URGATORIO 17: THE CAUSES OF SIN : L OVE Misapprehension of a good We apprehend a good that will quiet our soul, desire those, and strive to obtain it. But there are goods that do not make us happy Altro ben che non fa luom felice; Non felicit, non la buona Essenza, dogne ben frutto e radice (17.127-129) 6 P URGATORIO 18: W HAT IS LOVE ? Virgils lesson (18.16f) LIGHT nel tuo lume (11); lagute luci (16) MOVEMENT lanimo mobile (20) IMAGE tragge intenzion (23) 7 P URGATORIO 18 What does the imagination have to do with it? 8 P URGATORIO 18: W HAT IS LOVE ? 9 P URGATORIO 18: W HAT IS LOVE ? 10 What are the goods that do not make men happy? (17.133) Why not? P URGATORIO 19 (cf. Inferno 19, simonist popes) Pope Adrian V application of the theory Adhaesit pavimento anima mea (73) I saw that my heart was not quieted there, nor could I rise any higher in that life: thus was kindled in me the love of this one Vidi che l non sacquetava il core, N pi salir potiesi in quella vita: Per che di questa in me saccese amore (109-111) 11 S IN ? Why/how could we want evil? Each one apprehends -- confusedly -- a good in which his soul may be quieted and strives to reach it (17.127-128) Your apprehension takes an image ( tragge intenzion ) from some real thing and opens it up inside yourself ( dentro a voi la spiega ) (18.22-23) So that your mind turns to it and bends toward it. That bending is love. (18.25-26) 12 P URGATORIO 19 Dream of the Siren application of the theory 13 P URGATORIO 19 Dream of the Siren (1-33) Time reference: geomancy How does she seduce?...
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25Purg17to22W11 - P URGATORIO 17-22 Love, cause of sin...

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