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CANTO XXVIII BRI PRICE. Literal CHARACTERS Sowers of Discord: Created discord on earth; their bodies are torn apart in Hell Mahomet: Founder of Islam.

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1 CANTO XXVIII BRI PRICE

2 Literal CHARACTERS Sowers of Discord: Created discord on earth; their bodies are torn apart in Hell Mahomet: Founder of Islam (Mohammed) Pier da Medicina: Incited civil strife; disseminated scandal and misrepresentation; incited feuds between two Romagna families Curio: Brought about civil strife; tongue removed for punishment Mosca: Brought Florentine division by creating Guelphs and Ghibellines Bertrand de Born: Headless shade who helped increase feud between Henry II of England and his young son Prince Henry Interpretation The poets look down at the 8 th circle (9 th Bolgia) and see sinners sliced by the Demon with a sword Mahomet & Pier da Medicina send a message through Danto to the people on Earth, warning them to be weary of their actions

3 Allegorical Sinners of the 9 th Bolgia ripped people apart on Earth  forced to be ripped apart in Hell Curio said things that started civil war  tongue cut out in Hell Bertrand de Born used mind games to separate father and son  forced to have body and mind separated in Hell

4 Moral Sins of intellect Destroy the fabric of society in order to gain power and control Being cunning and intelligent is a gift from God, not to be used for personal gain

5 Anagogical Demon The demon within on Earth Comes out to torture in Hell Sundering Sword Adapted for different punishments Mahomet Prophet of God; sent to Hell Unblessed passage False God, false baptism

6 Poetic Theme Dark, violent, gruesome One giant metaphor; as the sinners ripped apart people on Earth, so are they ripped apart for eternity in Hell

7 CANTO XXIX

8 Literal CHARACTERS Falsifiers: Punished in the 10th Bolgia; victims of disease and illness Capocchio: Student with Dante; an alchemist who called self an “ape of nature” because of his power to mimic or to produce a draught Aretine: Griffolino d’Arezza; a physicist; took money for promising miracles; burned at stake for falsifying Interpretation Dante thinks he will see a relative (Geri del Bello) but Virgil urges him to hurry up Virgil & Dante cross to 10 th Bolgia- dark; hard to see A pit of diseased, screaming, horrible stench

9 Allegorical The Valley of Disease Falsifiers are a disease; spread lies- spread disease Darkness  blindness to truth & God Constant odor of death  constant stench of lies

10 Moral Falsifiers tamper with how society functions Misleading society = misleading God Pretending to be something or have something is to pretend you are not what God made you to be

11 Anagogical Capocchio claimed to be “ape of nature”  God is nature; he cannot manipulate nature because he cannot manipulate God Griffolino d’Arezzo claimed he was a miracle worker  only God can create miracles Aegina  story of Gods Juno & Jupiter; destruction & repepulation

12 Poetic Theme Pitiful, dark, hopeless, painful Dante states that he does find pity for these people Personifies disease

13 Works Cited s/images/dante/inf_dore_mahomet.jpg s/images/dante/inf_dore_mahomet.jpg sasd.wikispaces.com/file/view/dante%26vir gil.jpg/ /dante%26virgil.jpg


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