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DanteFinal1 - 1 Commentary on church and state/hope A...

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Commentary on church and state/hope A. Brutus, Judas, Cassius…don’t have hope B. Seven Ladies….need hope o proclaims profanity of Church o backdrop of Church’s destructions and Christ’s death C. hope rewarded, paradoxes resolved Creation/decreaction : A. Satan- decreation a. Monstrous, paralysis B. rivers!- decreation and creation a. Lethean: deletes memory of sin: purification b. Eunoe: transformation and renewal (Matelda guides him) c. Reverse cone shaped tree: intelligence dulled by empty pleasure d. Penance: the destruction of sin, the infusion of grace, and the revival of the soul’s virtues and merits e. Pilgrim is made anew, with a clear reference to God’s creation of humankind. f. Lithian waters have deleted the memory of all past sins g. Eunoè fulfills the soul’s renewal by bringing back to memory all good deeds i. Because of God’s mercy, all the good deeds and virtues lost through sin are brought back to life when the soul drinks from the waters of the second Edenic river, Eunoè. ii.
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This note was uploaded on 10/16/2011 for the course ITAL 333 taught by Professor Brownlee during the Spring '10 term at UPenn.

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