Medieval literature is very often described as being

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Malory’s Le Morte D’Arthur.Medieval literature is very often described as being compared to superhero Thor. Based on this, the world we live in is not only the world or the truest world. He understands the reality of a transcendent place— “beyond the reach of mortal time.”, ruled by an omnipotent father who is called the “maker of the law” and the “speaker of the Word” ---where the brokenness of the world doesn’t apply. But, living in the world, he sees the brokenness and does what we can do to fight against it, understanding the necessity of both repentance and forgiveness, both sacrifice and resurrection. (Unit 3 Overview) In Dante’s Inferno, due to the fact that he is not only author and protagonist of Inferno, he portrays himself as the poet as well as the character Dante. Dante as the poet often portrays himself as the character who is compassionate and sympathetic at the sight of the suffering sinners, but Dante as the poet chose to place them in Hell and devise their suffering. So as a result, Dante appears to be sympathetic, somewhat fearful of danger, and confused both morally and intellectually by his experience in Hell. In Canto III, as Dante and Virgil pass into the Ante-Inferno before the river, they see an inscription on the gate which reads: “through me you enter into the city of woes; through me you enter into eternal pain, through me you enter the population of loss…..abandon all hope, you who enter here”.

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