Unformatted text preview: infants but also of Old Testament figures waiting for the coming of Christ and they are taken up by Christ when he harrows Hell. For the whole of the Middle Ages, the Incarnation was very important. The Elysian Fields are the highest point where the righteous non-Christian dead reside. Behind Canto V is Aeneid II. The speech from Aeneas to Dido is what inflames her and makes her fall in love. Aeneid IV is for the readers, a story of love. Francesca echoes Dido. The third text is the Romance of the Rose among others. King Arthur, Lancelot, Guinevere is about the desirability of adultery. Canto V is a palinode. Desire in the Commedia is oral, through lust, wrath, gluttony....
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This note was uploaded on 12/05/2011 for the course VIC 201 taught by Professor Julianpatrick during the Fall '10 term at University of Toronto.
- Fall '10
- The Aeneid, Dido