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Ney 1. Discuss the ways in which Dante pilgrim sees aspects of himself reflected in a number of figures he encounters in Inferno, and what this suggests about how he comes to understand something new and important about himself. a. Canto 4- Homer, Ovid, Horace, Lucan - Dante sees himself becoming part of these poets great legacy; they invite him into their group of four b. Canto 5- Francesca is mirror of his situation with Beatrice? c. Canto 19 - Boniface’s rule was based on combined spiritual and regal rule i. third bolgia, simony (drastic inversion of values pg 297) ii. Boniface sent Charles to Florence to allow black guelphs to overthrow ruling white guelphs, whose ruler was Dante iii. Dante saw church and state as separate entities of equal status (corruption of world lies in corrupt government) 1. believed Boniface bribed his way to the papacy and was utterly corrupt iv. “…your avarice afflicts the world, trampling the good and raising up the wicked” (pg. 293) v. pg. 295 reference to Constantine, which is basis for avarice
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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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