Major Paper # 3 outline

Major Paper # 3 outline - beginning of The Inferno . A:...

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I. Introduction .   A. Thesis Statement: Edgar Cayce, when speaking of dreams once said: “Dreams are today's answers to tomorrow's questions.” Throughout Purgatory , Dante experiences three prophetic dreams; that provide insight into the future of his journey through purgatory and toward paradise. Through allegorical relation, Dante is able to interpret these dreams and learn from their divine messages’. II. Topic Sentence: The first of Dante’s prophetic dreams occurs outside the gates of Purgatory proper and is allegorical to his travels through antepurgatory and his forthcoming advance to paradise. B: Symbolism of the images and experiences of the first dream in Purgatory. C: What can the Pilgrim learn from this dream? III. Topic Sentence: Before dawn, in the beginning of Canto 19, the Pilgrim Dante experiences his second prophetic dream, in which symbolic references to the final three sins being purged in purgatory are represented. The dream also illustrates the imperfections of the Pilgrim Dante, regardless of how far he has come since the
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Unformatted text preview: beginning of The Inferno . A: Symbolism of the images and experiences of the second dream in Purgatory B: What can the pilgrim learn from this dream? IV. Topic Sentence: Canto Twenty-Seven, begins with Dante passing through the purifying flames, prophesized during Dantes first dream in Purgatory in Canto nine. Once through the flames, night quickly falls and the Pilgrim experiences his third and final prophetic dream of Purgatory. A: Symbolism of the images and experiences of the first dream in Purgatory. B: What can the pilgrim learn from this dream? VI. Conclusion: In Dantes time, dreams were looked upon as spiritual guides and doorways to communication with the deities. Dantes use of prophetic dreams throughout the course of his travels through Purgatory, serve as spiritual clues and guidelines to further our understanding of the nature of Purgatory; as well as to grant the reader insight into Dantes personal experiences in Purgatory....
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course HUM 108 taught by Professor Bruce during the Spring '07 term at Ohio University- Athens.

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