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Unformatted text preview: Beatrices reproaches to the Pilgrim for having overlooked the meaning of the fact that her beauty died with her ( Purgatory , Canto XXXI) are based not on the fact that he loved another, less beautiful and worthy person after he loved her, but that he loved any person at all. Beatrice is thus aligning herself with the Platonic claim that love of a human individual is an inferior sort of love.- Spiritual love: love of good, love of God- Trying to bring spiritual and individual love together - He wants to show that the whole tradition or courtly love, romance, and he had been a part of was inferior to a guide to what guide is glorifying elicited love, adultery - Not going to find perodiso to reference this kind of literature - The reading of my poetry is not dangerous not leading atray to direct love to wrong things. If properly understood it will explain mere appearances turned me aside with their false loveliness, as soon as I had lost your countenance. Although it has sometimes been interpreted that in saying that she was actually being aragont as a...
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This note was uploaded on 04/03/2012 for the course PHIL 111 taught by Professor Jean during the Spring '06 term at Cal Poly.
- Spring '06