Presentation on theme: "Dante’s Inferno Canto 28 By: Tori Dupuy. Canto 28 In this canto Dante and Virgil enter the 9 th bolgia in the 8th circle. Here is where the guilty are."— Presentation transcript:
Canto 28 In this canto Dante and Virgil enter the 9 th bolgia in the 8th circle. Here is where the guilty are punished. They are punished by continually getting ripped apart by a demon with a bloody sword. There are 3 classes that vary in the degree of guilt.
The three Classes of Guilt Class 1 Sowers of Religious Discord These sinners are ripped apart. Class 2 Sowers of Political Discord These sinners are mutilated according to the nature of their sin. Class 3 Sowers of Discord Between Kinsmen The only sinner here is punished by forever having his head separated from the rest of his body.
Characters First class : Mahomet-The chief among the sowers of religious discord. He asks Dante to send a warning to Fra Dolcino. Ali-Mahomet’s son-in-law. Second Class: Pier De Medicina-Tells Dante to remember him and to give a warning to Messers Guido and Angiolello. Curio-The man who told Caesar “a man prepared is a man hurt by delay.” Mosca Dei Lamberti-A soul that argued with Dante then ran off. Third Class: Bertrand De Born- The man that set the young king on to mutiny by separating him from his father. He is forever to be separated from his head.
The Demon The demon (unnamed) in this canto rips open the souls with a sword, then sends them away. By the time they walk around the circle their wounds have healed and the demon rips them open again.
The souls Most of the souls in this canto are ripped open by the demon, and their insides are hanging out of their bodies. Their sin was to render what God had meant to be united, so their punishment it to be hacked and torn through all eternity.