25Purg17to22W11 - P URGATORIO 17-22 Love cause of sin...

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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 d’ogne virtute E d’ogne 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 ( d’animo ) Né creator né creatura mai, Cominciò el, ‘figliuol, fu sanza amore, O naturale o d’animo, 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 ( d’animo ) Can err 1. In choice of object • Pride • Envy • wrath 2. In defect • sloth 3. In excess • Avarize • Gluttony • Lust Lo naturale è sempre sanza errore, Ma l’altro 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 l’animo, 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 è che non fa l’uom felice; Non è felicità, non è la buona Essenza, d’ogne ben frutto e radice (17.127-129) 6 P URGATORIO 18: W HAT IS LOVE ? Virgil’s lesson (18.16f) LIGHT nel tuo lume (11); l’agute luci (16) MOVEMENT l’animo … 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 lì non s’acquetava il core, Né più salir potiesi in quella vita: Per che di questa in me s’accese 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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This note was uploaded on 04/24/2011 for the course ITALIAN 333 taught by Professor Cornish during the Winter '11 term at University of Michigan.

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25Purg17to22W11 - P URGATORIO 17-22 Love cause of sin...

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