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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.
- Spring '07