Professor Robert Langdon Tom Hanks is in a hospital bed. But he is stopped by three malicious creatures and is only saved when a man finds him. In each circle they witness sinners and their punishments for the sins they committed while living on earth. Some sinners literally become the embodiment of their sins, while others become victims in the afterlife of the crimes they committed while living. Discern the allusions to famous figures… Words 1577 - Pages 7 There has been many artworks created in the past seven centuries representing different passages that come from the poem Inferno.
Most artist to create a visual representation for the first part of The Divine Comedy, created an artwork for each circle of hell, or for each canto in the poem. Dante is frightened by the animals and loses all hope of scaling the mountain. Dante's journey through Hell is thus an epic adventure, a mystical religious experience, and a way to honor his beloved. It is believed that around 1307 he interrupts his unfinished work, Convivio, a reflection of his love poetry philosophy of the Roman tradition, to begin The Comedy later known as The Divine Comedy. Virgil- Beatrice sends Virgil to Earth to retrieve Dante and act as his guide through Hell and Purgatory. It lifts its head haughtily and dares anyone to challenge its authority.
Then, when the greatest poets of all time invite him to join them, this is a compliment of such high caliber that Dante's pride is heightened immeasurably. He does this by showing that he also suffers from sin. Dante was too frightened to continue, and retreated back to the forest, where fortunately he met the shade of , his literary hero. Sienna tells Langdon he is suffering from retrograde amnesia as a result of the wound. He fell in love with a girl named Beatrice whom he saw only twice in his life but she was his inspiration for the legendary masterpieces. His traits are very broad and universal: often sympathetic toward others, he nonetheless remains capable of anger; he weeps at the sight of the suffering souls but reacts with pleasure when one of his political enemies is torn to pieces. Religiously, this poem has had great prevalence.
In the first circle, Limbo, there were sighs rather than wails: it was peaceful yet sad. When Dante turns back and retreats from the beasts, this does not symbolize sinning, but he is pretty much forsaking his spiritual goal for the fear that by continuing he might find himself falling prey to sin. Afterward, the two are met by Bouchard, who claims to have been the one that met Langdon in Cambridge prior to his amnesia, and also states that Sinskey and her associates are trying to spread the virus. Indeed, on a general level, the kindness and compassion of Dante the character often contrasts with the feelings of Dante the poet, who, after all, has devised excruciating torments with which to punish his characters, many of whom are historical individuals with whom Dante was acquainted in life. In addition to Virgil, readers of Inferno are also familiar with concepts and characters such as God, angles, demons, Satan, and Hell. Dante was sorry to see these unhappy good souls, and asked if anyone had ever been able to leave Limbo. When Dante comes back, they mount Geryon and ride the beast during the descent into the eighth circle.
The second was unfaithful to her spouse and killed herself. This rationalization would not have been accepted by the sterner Protestant sects, but in the courtly early 14th century, no one could find fault with it. Langdon encourages a character to invent things. Bombarded by hellish visions of eternally damned sinners, and riddled with questions about the events that preceded his accident, in the meantime, unknown forces violently attempt to retrieve a hi-end fingerprint-protected container that points to a billionaire biomedical engineer with a vision stemming straight from 's Inferno. There are nine circles in the Hell, and sinners in each level are condemned to different crimes. This sinner, Fra Alberigo, agrees and Dante learns that this level of sin is so evil that the sinner's soul is condemned to Hell even before his body dies on earth. At the beginning of The Inferno, Dante expresses the clear allegorical intention of his poem.
The sinners are stuck in their location in hell where there punishment fit the crime that they committed. Virgil encourages him to abhor sin and not pity the justice meted out to sinners; Dante must achieve this level of stringent moral standards before he may begin his journey to Heaven, played out in Purgatorio and Paradiso. Charon and the Acheron are both borrowed from Classical mythology: Dante uses Pagan characters and geography in his Christian underworld. In Dante's lifetime, Italy was not yet a unified nation, but rather an assortment of independent, feuding cities. Virgil was one of them. In some lyrics of courtly love, the perfection of the desired lady undermines the religious morality of the poetry: a Christian should love God above all else. Dante paints a picture of the Hell that is both unsettling and justifiable.
Sometimes, a man becomes so involved in their day to day activities that they forget about God. Sims shows up and stabs Bouchard in the neck, killing him. It is here that Dante first witnesses the punishment brought upon the sinners. He was also a man who was defeated, who felt danger and the humiliation of exile, and who was no stranger to the cruelty and treachery possible in people. When the sinister demons see that he is sent by God, the head demon, Malacoda, tells Virgil that the nearest bridge has been broken and so assigns ten demons to escort him to the next bridge.
There are many people who have read at least some portion of the Holy Bible. However, when he tried to climb the hill to reach the brighter regions, he found his way blocked by three savage animals: first a leopard, then a lion, then a she-wolf. She orders all her men to not trust anyone and to find Langdon by any means necessary. We know it now as a remarkable piece of literature, but some contend that it was a turning point in writing and how many viewed the world. What endears Dante to the reader is his compassion for the sinners, even though he later comes to recognize that his pity is wasted upon them. New York: Garland Publishing, 2000.
The guard enters the room and is stunned to discover the mask in its spot. He reluctantly returns to the dark forest, where he sees some kind of figure. In the dark wood he encounters a leopard, lion, and a she-wolf. Dante realizes he must face evil Satan and rise toward the stars to the promise that is found in Heaven. Langdon returns to the museum to ask a security guard to turn the light up on the Dante mask.
. He appears to have suffered some head trauma. The exhausted, bitter and despairing damned souls were forced by Charon across the Acheron on his boat. Dante's native city, Florence, was the site of much social strife and political turmoil, especially between two groups: the Guelphs and the Ghibellines. He is led by the ghost of Virgil, the Roman poet, who has come to rescue Dante from the dark forest and lead him through the realms of the afterlife. Scared, he wanders through the forest and sees the sun shining over a mountain in the distance.