"The Odyssey Comparison To The Inferno" Essays and Research Papers

  • The Odyssey Comparison To The Inferno

     I believe that the main human conflict of the Odyssey is perseverance. Throughout the novel it shows Odysseus’s multiyear journey back home from the Trojan War with his comrades even after most of them die on the journey. The modern work that I will be comparing the Odyssey to is O Brother, Where Art Thou. Both of the works are about the perseverance of a group of men that are encountered by numerous people that get in the way or attempt to stop them from accomplishing their mission. The similarities...

    Cyclops, Homer, Odysseus 1380  Words | 4  Pages

  • Odyssey and Dantes Inferno

    Odyssey means trouble: giving and receiving in kind, while inferno is symbolic for hell. This paper reviews the two poems, written centuries apart. The odyssey and inferno are about the journey of two men. In the two poems, the main character is given guidance by another character aiding them in their travel. Athena is the protector of Odysseus on his journey back from the Trojan War to his family in Ithaca. Dante on the other hand was led by vigil through hell in order to save his soul. In Dante’s...

    Achilles, Athena, Homer 905  Words | 3  Pages

  • Athena in the Odyssey vs. Virgil in the Inferno

    Athena in the Odyssey VS. Virgil in the Inferno Two of the greatest works ever written, The Odyssey by Homer and The Inferno by Dante, are detailed, multi-sectioned poems about the journey’s of two men. In each story, the main character is given some sort of guidance by another character in order to aid them in their travels. In The Odyssey, Athena is portrayed as the protector to Odysseus on his journey back home from the Trojan War to his family in Ithaca. In The Inferno, Virgil is requested...

    Achilles, Athena, Divine Comedy 1499  Words | 4  Pages

  • Comparison Between Iliad and Odyssey

    Although both works are credited to Homer, The Iliad and The Odyssey provide two remarkably different views on the nature of the Olympian Gods, their relationship to humanity, and the general lot of mortals throughout their all too brief lives. As a result of these differences, both stories end up sending contrasting messages about life in general. In the Iliad, the supernatural denizens of Olympus are depicted as treacherous, power-hungry, and above all temperamental beings...

    Achilles, Athena, Hera 1070  Words | 6  Pages

  • Comparison of the Epic of Gilgamesh and the Odyssey

    Kuralt.)" The Epic of Gilgamesh and The Odyssey tell the stories of two men recognizing what means the most to them in life. They journey through their quests transforming into different people from whence they first began. In the end, they realize they just want to be loved and be with the ones who understand them most. When comparing the epics, it becomes apparent that Homer had to have been influenced by The Epic of Gilgamesh before creating The Odyssey because of similarities with the heroes...

    Athena, Enkidu, Epic of Gilgamesh 851  Words | 3  Pages

  • Cold Mountain/The Odyssey Comparison

    twenty-five hundred years ago a renowned epic of Greek mythology was written. This work, known as The Odyssey, illustrates the journey home made by Odysseus, a Trojan war hero, who seeks his wife Penelope. Similar in plot, though written only four years ago, Cold Mountain is a romantic saga which depicts the travels of Inman, a Confederate soldier, at his attempt to reunite with his love Ada. Homer's The Odyssey and Charles Frazier's Cold Mountain tell of the struggles faced by the man and woman of each novel's...

    Achilles, Epic Cycle, Homer 1246  Words | 4  Pages

  • Comparison of the Iliad, the Odyssey, and the Aeneid

    and gods who go on perilous adventures to foreign lands and encounter many mythical beings along the way. These adventures usually teach a lesson or give insight as to the culture of the area and time period in which it was written. The Iliad, the Odyssey, and the Aeneid are all similar epics in their adventures and their lessons. Throughout the literary works of the ancient world there are many reoccurring motifs such as: the role of the gods, the role of suffering, and the roll of fate. The role...

    Achilles, Aeneid, Iliad 1003  Words | 3  Pages

  • Translation comparisons The Odyssey 1

    launched out on his story (IX.1). 6. Rieu: In answer to the King, this is how Odysseus, the man of many resources began his tale (IX.1-2). Works Cited Homer. The Odyssey. Tran. Robert Fagles. The Longman Anthology of World Literature, 2nd ed. Vol. A. Eds. David Damrosch and David L. Pike. New York: Longman, 2009. 259-554. ---. The Odyssey. Tran. E. V. Rieu. Rev. Ed. New York: Penguin, 2003. ...

    Aeneid, Athena, Homer 607  Words | 2  Pages

  • The Inferno

    In Dante’s Inferno, Dante narrates his descent and observation of hell through the various circles and pouches. One part of this depiction is his descriptions of the various punishments that each of the different sinners has received. The various punishments that Dante envisions the sinners receiving are broken down into two types. The first type he borrows from various gruesome and cruel forms of torture and the second type, though often less physically agonizing, is Dante’s creative...

    Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor, Pain, Punishment 1218  Words | 3  Pages

  • Neuromancer and 2001: A Space Odyssey Comparison

    How do 2001: A Space Odyssey and Neuromancer represent the values, attitudes and conventions associated with Science Fiction? 2001: A Space Odyssey and Neuromancer represent the values, attitudes and conventions associated with Science Fiction through their complex reliance on Artificial Intelligence and how it invariably turns against its creators; through the emotional detachment of the characters portrayed; and the slow influence of technology on the human psyche. Artificial Intelligence...

    Arthur C. Clarke, Artificial intelligence, Mind 867  Words | 3  Pages

  • Inferno

    comes with the things about human sexuality. It has something to do with being attached sexually with someone whether opposite or same gender. Lust in layman's term is the very strong sexual desire or excessive sexual desire for someone. In Dante's Inferno, all the women that we encountered there seems to be there because of their misconduct connected to sexuality. These people have committed sins that gradually show excessive love and desire for someone else and because of this, they are punished with...

    Gluttony, Lust, Mortal sin 1187  Words | 3  Pages

  • The Odyssey

    The Odyssey has captured minds for over 2700 years, and the story of Odysseus shows his determination to fight and conquer obstacles with and without the help of the Gods. The story dates back before 1000B.c. (The Modern Library, 1950, p.VI) His creative and cunning tactics throughout the story show his determination to reach his homeland of Ithaca. After conquering the Trojan War, Odysseus was told by Poseidon “man is nothing without the gods”. Poseidon felt Odysseus was not thankful for Poseidon’s...

    Achilles, Greek mythology, Homer 1309  Words | 3  Pages

  • The Odyssey

    The Odyssey portrays a romantic marriage between a man and a woman that is unlike any other. Homer portrays Odysseus and Penelope as lovers from afar with each longing for the other without knowing where they might be. The two of them are well suited to each other which is evident by the tremendous Odysseys that each undertake in the book. The couple has and unconditionally love that is physically and emotionally deeply rooted in many ways. Penelope first displays her roots of love with actions...

    Cunning folk, Husband, Love 1236  Words | 3  Pages

  • The Odyssey

      1Rossi    Juliann Rossi  02/24/2014  Dr. Motard Noar   The Odyssey and Domineering Females   In ​ The Odyssey , particularly during the ending of the epic, Homer challenges the  archetype of male dominance by essentially making Odysseus powerless, and instead, while it is  often disguised, gives the female characters all the power and control.  This is seen most  obviously with Athena who saves Odysseus’ life countless times, and also with Penelope who  controls not only her husband but also several suitors...

    Athena, Circe, Odysseus 1866  Words | 7  Pages

  • The Odyssey

    The Odyssey In Homer’s epic, The Odyssey, each culture treats strangers and guests with distinct differences from every other culture. One of the most hospitable cultures was that of the ancient Greeks, exemplified in Homer's The Odyssey by both gracious hosts and guests. In Greece and The Odyssey, not only was good hospitality etiquette expected, but the added pressure that if they didn’t treat their guests with respect the gods would punish them further compelled excellent manners. The Odyssey...

    Cyclops, Homer, Odysseus 1234  Words | 4  Pages

  • The Odyssey

    values and qualities of them. As in this, Homer, the author of The Odyssey, portrays many Greek values that make up a righteous man or as, Homer’s character Odysseus, an epic hero. The Odyssey is the story of King Odysseus' return from the Trojan War to his kingdom of Ithaca. Stories, like The Odyssey, are told with the intent of delivering a message that was important to their culture. Through characters and situations, The Odyssey promotes and emphasizes many important ancient Greek values such...

    Ancient Greek, Greek language, Greeks 1124  Words | 3  Pages

  • The Odyssey

    Rasie Turner Ms. Neff English 1030 22 September 2010 The Odyssey Greek gods and goddesses are very important in the Greek culture. There are a few Greek gods and goddesses that play very important roles in The Odyssey. They are Athena, Zeus, Poseidon, and Circe, and Calypso. The relationship between the mortals and the gods are very interesting. Everything that happens in this poem, dealing with the mortals, is related to one of the gods. Without the gods, Greek culture and literature would...

    Athena, Greek mythology, Hermes 1147  Words | 3  Pages

  • Comparison of the Odyssey and O Brother, Where Art Thou?>

    Platt Pre AP English 9 5/9/2012 O Brother, This is Not Even Close To the Odyssey Everyone loves to immerse themselves into a dramatic and extraordinary story with evil monsters, brave hero's, and the desperate will to survive. It allows you to escape your troubles and take you to a new and exiting please with each and every second. However, there are some stories that simply do not capture the essence of breathtaking adventure. The movie O Brother, Where Art Thou? created by the comedic...

    Burn After Reading, Coen brothers, Homer 1082  Words | 3  Pages

  • The Odyssey

    The Odyssey Odysseus was always considered to be a great man and a great hero. He was known for his brain as well as his muscle. He was an epic hero of a narrative poem about the deeds of gods or heroes. He possesses qualities superior to those of most men, yet remains recognizably human. These heroes have a tragic flaw. This is what makes them a hero instead of a god. Gods are perfect. Odysseus is the hero in The Odyssey, an epic attributed to Homer. His tragic flaw is hubris, occasional...

    Achilles, Charybdis, Cyclops 776  Words | 3  Pages

  • The Odyssey

    The Odyssey What is the nature of free will? Are gods or humans responsible for what happens? The Odyssey is a poem which is about a man named Odysseus (also known as Ulysses in Roman myths) who is on his way back to Ithaca where his home is with his wife Penelope and his son Telemachus but is said to be dead. Telemachus goes on hunt for Odysseus because he believes his father is still alive. On Odysseus’ way back to Ithaca he goes through many challenges such as defeating the Cyclops, Sirens...

    Athena, Greek mythology, Iliad 1681  Words | 4  Pages

  • Direct Comparison between the Odyssey and To His Coy Mistress

    For this assessment, you will write a comparison piece. Compare one of the common themes below that can be traced through The Odyssey and one other work read in this path: “To His Coy Mistress” or Much Ado About Nothing. If you would like to include all three works in your comparison, you may do so. Be sure that your response includes the following: a minimum of five paragraphs a direct comparison between the two works at least two examples from the pieces as support using correct MLA format...

    APA style, Bibliography, Citation 589  Words | 3  Pages

  • The Odyssey

    Homer's poem The Odyssey depicts the tendency of people to ignore the consequences of their actions. Odysseus punished Penelope's suitors without thinking of consequences that he would have to endure. He did not acknowledge the consequences because that would prevent him from doing what he wants to do. Odysseus wanted to kill the suitors; they ate away at his fortune. Finding consequences for murdering the suitors would force Odysseus to realize what he is about to do is not a good idea. Odysseus...

    Circe, Greek mythology, Homer 1040  Words | 3  Pages

  • The Odyssey

    The Odyssey, one of the most well known epic stories Introduces Odysseus, the King of Ithaca. This story demonstrates Odysseus’s physical and intellectual strength. Striving to return home after 20 years of his treacherous journey, he uses strength, skill, and superior ability to overcome his troubles. Although he faced numerous obstacles and fought many battles, he made it appoint to get home to his kingdom through his physical ability, intellectual insight, and overcoming his epic flaw. In...

    Achilles, Cyclops, Homer 997  Words | 3  Pages

  • The Odyssey

    Odysseus’s Odyssey Home “He saw the townlands and learned the minds of many distant men, and weathered many bitter nights and days in his deep heart at sea, while he fought only to save his life, to bring his shipmates home” (McDougal p. 1104). Odysseus, King of Ithica, was determined to get home with all of his men unscathed after the Trojan War; however, the voyage did not go as anticipated. Whilst on his journey home to Ithica, Odysseus and his men found themselves facing an island of Cannibals...

    Athena, Circe, Odysseus 932  Words | 3  Pages

  • Dante's Inferno

    Aspects of the “Inferno” Every great poem has a setting that signifies the story or a setting that has a cultural significance to the concept of the story. In the “Inferno”, setting and culture are important roles especially because it was written in the early 14th century. Florence, Italy was founded in 59 b.c. by the Romans. Dante was known as a literary figure, he was born roughly around 1265 and passed in 1321. There are many cultural aspects of Italy that are in the Inferno, such as Michelangelo’s...

    Dante Alighieri, Divine Comedy, Hell 1516  Words | 4  Pages

  • Odyssey Comparison

    There are many situations that occur in "The Odyssey," written by Homer, which can be compared and contrasted to real life situations. Penelope's love and strong devotion to her husband for the twenty years he was gone, and thought to be dead, is one of those situations. There are many real life situations that can be compared and contrasted to this situation, one situation could be when a soldier in the armed services takes off to war and does not return for several months to years, or in some cases...

    Armed forces, Army, Husband 794  Words | 2  Pages

  • odyssey

    The Odyssey set 5 XV through XVIII Name: Book XV 1. What is the parting gift Helen gives Telémakhos? She gives to Telemakhos, but especially for his future bride, a woven gown knitted by her own hands. 2. What is the sign Meneláos struggles to read? An eagle killing a white goose is the sign that Zeus sends but turns to be hard to read for Menelaos. 3. How was the swineherd taken from his family as a child? He was taken as the most precious good that the Sidonian servant could have...

    Circe, Greek mythology, Homer 820  Words | 3  Pages

  • Dante's Inferno

     Examination and Film Comparisons of Dante Alighieri’s Inferno Referred to as a comedy by Dante Alighieri himself and named by later ages for recognition of both its subject matter and achievements, The Divine Comedy, Dante’s epic poem is one of the incontestable great works of world literature. It includes a wide range of distinct literary elements; it celebrates the central doctrines of medieval Christianity with great enthusiasm while still remaining sympathetic to the human heart. It is...

    Dante Alighieri, Divine Comedy, Hell 1743  Words | 5  Pages

  • The Odyssey

    The Greeks define nobility as a person who would go and fight for their country, a person who has values of bravery, intelligence, strength and keen judgment. He must also be a person who the gods respect. In Homer’s epic poem, The Odyssey, Odysseus is portrayed as noble according to mythology legend. The American Heritage dictionary defines noble as a man often of divine ancestry, a man who is endowed with great courage and strength who is celebrated for his bold exploits and favored by the gods...

    Blood donation, Circe, Martin Luther King, Jr. 1674  Words | 4  Pages

  • The Odyssey

    The Odyssey Reading Comprehension Questions Part 1 Part 1 1) Where is Odysseus located at the poem’s beginning? 2) What is a muse? And why is Homer asking the muse to, “sing in me?” 3) Who is lord Helios? 4) What did Odysseus’ men do to lord Helios? 5) Who is Odysseus’ father? 6) Where is Odysseus from? (What city is his home?) 7) Who is Calypso? Who is Circe of Aeaea? 8) What did Circe do to Odysseus? 9) Who were the Cicones and what does it sound like...

    Circe, Greek mythology, Odysseus 2141  Words | 6  Pages

  • Dantes Inferno

    Dante's use of allegory in the Inferno greatly varies from Plato's "Allegory of the Cave" in purpose, symbolism, characters and mentors, and in attitude toward the world. An analysis of each of these elements in both allegories will provide an interesting comparison. Dante uses allegory to relate the sinner's punishment to his sin, while Plato uses allegory to discuss ignorance and knowledge. Dante's Inferno describes the descent through Hell from the upper level of the opportunists to the most evil...

    Allegory, Dante Alighieri, Divine Comedy 916  Words | 3  Pages

  • Dante's Inferno and Classical Mythology

    in Inferno, the first part of his Divine Comedy, tells of the author’s experiences in Hades as he is guided through the abyss by the Roman author, Virgil. The text is broken into cantos that coincide with the different circles and sub-circles of Hell that Dante and Virgil witness and experience. Inferno is heavily influenced by classic Greek and Roman texts and Dante makes references to a myriad of characters, myths, and legends that take place in Virgil’s Aeneid, Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey, and...

    Aeneas, Aeneid, Dante Alighieri 1818  Words | 5  Pages

  • Dante's Inferno

    The Inferno is a work full of imagery that describes the horrors of hell through the words of the author. What does Dante gain by going through Hell? What does Dante gain by all of this by taking himself through such an experience? I believe there are three elements of life that Dante realizes through his time in Inferno. Throughout the book I feel the three elements Dante learns of are confidence, clarification of his faith, and a release from his own personal hell of isolation. In the beginning...

    Conceptions of God, Dante Alighieri, Divine Comedy 1441  Words | 4  Pages

  • Inferno Essay

    Macy Verges June 12th, 2011 Ribb 1 Inferno Essay The idea of sin has been present in the minds of humans since the beginning of time, however Dante Alighieri's literary masterpiece, Inferno brought the reality of sin to life. Some suspect Dante wrote Inferno because he was experiencing some form of a mental breakdown, others insist that he wrote Inferno to educate people about sin. Inferno begins on the evening of Good Friday, when Dante the poet is lost traveling about in a Dark Wood. The...

    14th century, Dante Alighieri, Divine Comedy 1739  Words | 5  Pages

  • Dantes Inferno

    English 3 Grey House Inferno Essay 1/10/14 Judecca Imagine the unbearable torture, the insatiable thirst, the hunger pains that drive the soul insane; but worst of all the bone chilling cold that reminds the prisoner every second of the horrible acts they committed. This horrific scene is one mere depiction of Dante Alighieri’s masterpiece, Inferno. This book uses a first person point of view through the nine circles of Hell, with Dante Alighieri as the protagonist, showing almost a surreal...

    Dante Alighieri, Divine Comedy, Gaius Cassius Longinus 1474  Words | 4  Pages

  • Epic Works - comparison of The Odyssey, The Divine Comedy, and Paradise Lost.

    Had to write a comparison/contrast of the epic hero in two different works Needed a better title got all but 2 points... February 21, 1997 Epic Works Epics by definition are long narrative poems, that are grand in both theme and style (Webster 417). They usually involve actions of great glory and are typically centered around historical or legendary events of universal significance. Most epics deal with the deeds of a single individual, however, it is not uncommon to have more than one main character...

    Adam and Eve, Epic poetry, Garden of Eden 1091  Words | 4  Pages

  • comparison

    this class. Try your hardest to show me that you understand the following concepts: Five-paragraph essay structure (introduction, body, conclusion) Effective paragraphs Topic sentences/closing remarks Coherence, unity, adequate development Comparison strategy Use of either the block or alternating pattern to compare two items/concepts/ideas Topic: Choose one of the following topics: Two sportscasters (or news commentators or talk show hosts) The physical or mental demands of two jobs Male...

    Comparison, Essay, Five paragraph essay 505  Words | 3  Pages

  • Dante's Inferno Poetic Justice

    myself within a forest dark, For the straightforward pathway had been lost.” (Canto I). These opening words of the Italian Dante Alighieri’s Inferno set a scene of a man, Dante, lost in his own God-given life path. From here on, Dante embarks on a journey of staggering significance: he is granted a tour of Hell. Dante records this expedition in the Inferno, but unfortunately, the piece of literature is not entirely factual. Dante creates this story to show his personal ideas of Hell. However, he...

    Dante Alighieri, Divine Comedy, Heaven 1376  Words | 4  Pages

  • Inferno Research Paper 2

    Garrett Beckstrom Mrs. Benson-Flannery English 2 Honors 3 April 2014 The Inferno and the Journey of Dante's Soul The Inferno by Dante Alighieri, written in the fourteenth century, remains regarded as one of the most influential literary works of all time. The epic poem tells of the journey of Dante through the Nine Circles of Hell, and of his many encounters with historical, and mythological figures. Acceptance of God's ultimate authority on good and evil is portrayed as key test of a mortal soul...

    Cangrande I della Scala, Dante Alighieri, Divine Comedy 1990  Words | 7  Pages

  • Women in The Odyssey

    their position or role that is considered “normal”. Typical gender roles are a huge standard that is more or less understood by the general population of a culture. There is an idea of how men act in comparison to women and the differences between them. In Homer’s machismo filled, male-centric The Odyssey, basically a Rambo for the 8th century B.C., it is in fact the women he meets along his journey that are the sails of this warship. The two women who really stand out the most to me are Calypso and...

    Calypso, Circe, Gender role 1608  Words | 5  Pages

  • Quiz: Odyssey Background

    Great Greek Minds Quiz on Homer’s Odyssey and Greece (45 pts)   1.     (10 pts) What would our lives be like if no one had the ability to read or write? Without the ability to read and write, our lives would be very boring. By having a written language, we are able to understand things better and communicate more effectively. We wouldn't be able to send letters or write books. We would use mostly oral tradition for our history and entertainment. Oral tradition is important but it is only...

    Achilles, Epic poetry, Greek mythology 917  Words | 6  Pages

  • temptation in the odyssey

    The antagonist, Temptation This essay is about temptation in the Odyssey, more specifically temptation and its role in the book. Showing how food displays everyday temptation and how Odysseus recklessness causes his own troubled journey home. Temptation in laments terms is the desire to do something you know you shouldn’t do. This theme is something that is repeated constantly throughout the Odyssey in a multitude of ways and for many reasons. It shows on a scale how human and mortal the characters...

    Achilles, Athena, Homer 1689  Words | 4  Pages

  • Comparisons of Ulysses and the Odyssey

    Comparisons of Ulysses and the Odyssey “To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield”, what a fine ending to the poem of Ulysses. Meaning, where there’s a will, there’s a way. Ulysses embodies everything people picture of true warriors, explorers, and adventurists. But who else comes to mind when mentioning those few words. None other than Odysseus from the Iliad and the Odyssey. Homer’s character and Alfred Lord Tennyson’s protagonist could truly be one in the same. Both portraying qualities...

    Achilles, Homer, Iliad 536  Words | 2  Pages

  • Odyssey Essay

    The parallel adventure between Telemachus and Odysseus Throughout the first four books of The Odyssey Homer described the way the suitors consume everything in Odysseus’ house and bully Telemachus around rendering immediately as a vulnerable character in comparison to his great father. This gives a sign to the leader that Telemachus being a main character will have to accomplish something. For control of the house, Athena sent Odysseus on more adventures and sent Telemachus on his...

    Athena, Circe, Greek mythology 886  Words | 3  Pages

  • A Comparison

    | A Comparison | Social Learning Theory and Biological Trait theory | | Carrie Procita | Criminology, CJ 200Professor Christensen24 September 2011 | This paper compares and contrasts two of the theories of crime; the Social Learning Theory, and the biological trait theory. It considers the historical foundations of the study of criminal behavior; and examines ways in which society should respond to criminal behavior in terms of prevention. | Outline: Introduction: A. Description...

    Crime, Crime statistics, Criminal law 1896  Words | 6  Pages

  • comparison

    Name Instructor Course Date Comparison of the “Bridegroom” and “Everyday Use” short stories Introduction In the book by Alice Walker, Everyday Use, she tells about lessons that are true to hertiage, which can get it and what it is while in the Bridegroom, Ha Jin narrates a story of his son in law who was institutionalized because of the homosexuality. My essay therefore aims at comparing the two books to see how they relate to each other. In the book “Everyday Use”, the parent-daughter conflict...

    A Story, Bertolt Brecht, Decision making 1006  Words | 3  Pages

  • Comparison

    C O L O N I Z AT I O N A N D S E T T L E M E N T ( 15 8 5 – 176 3 ) English, French, and Spanish Colonies: A Comparison centers primarily around the struggle of England, France, and Spain to gain control of the continent. Settlers crossed the Atlantic for different reasons, and their governments took different approaches to their colonizing efforts. These differences created both advantages and disadvantages that profoundly affected the New World’s fate. France and Spain, for instance, ...

    Canada, Colonialism, French and Indian War 837  Words | 1  Pages

  • Odyssey Death and Rebirth in the Odyssey

    The Odyssey, by Homer, is a classical piece of Greek literature. Throughout The Odyssey, the Blind Bard makes use of many literary techniques in order to lend meaning to the poem beyond its existence as a work of historic fiction and aid his readers in the comprehension of the tale. One of these techniques is the use of motifs. A motif is a recurring theme that is used throughout the work. In The Odyssey, Homer makes use of many motifs including eating/drinking, Odysseus's...

    Athena, Homer, Odysseus 1394  Words | 7  Pages

  • Dante's Inferno

    Part I: Dante’s Inferno Dante’s Inferno is the most well-known and influential work of the thirteenth century. Dante’s Inferno is not a simple story of his journey through Hell. He depicts Hell with a very vivid picture and description. Dante’s Inferno is one part of the Divine Comedy. The Divine Comedy contains very realistic and frank concepts of the politics, religion and culture of Italy in the late thirteenth and early the fourteenth centuries. This paper develops the most salient political...

    Christianity, Dante Alighieri, Divine Comedy 1415  Words | 5  Pages

  • Gilgamesh and Odyssey

    GILGAMESH AND THE ODYSSEY “Descriptive comparison between Gilgamesh and Odysseus” Gilgamesh is an ancient poem that significantly marked its name as somehow being the first major heroic narrative in the world literature. Fractions of this literature were discovered uniquely carved in tablets even before the Roman, Hebrew and Greek civilization appeared. Gilgamesh depicts a unique and propinquity story of Gilgamesh and his companion Enkidu that transcribed a complex and moving gist of bonds of...

    Epic of Gilgamesh, Epic poetry, Gilgamesh 2129  Words | 6  Pages

  • The Odyssey and the Penelopiad

    establishing plot and how meaning is shaped throughout the text. By analysing The Odyssey and The Penelopiad, the reader gains a powerful insight into the Ancient Greek period that is central to Odysseus’s plot. Through a close study of both these texts, composed millennia apart, much can be learnt about the evolution of society and its perception, as well as those values that have been retained. Homer’s The Odyssey was composed during Archaic Greece, the period of large-scale technological development...

    Ancient Greece, Feminism, Gender 1106  Words | 3  Pages

  • Dantes Inferno

    Dante’s Inferno and the Number Three Durante degli Alighieri, mostly referred to as Dante, was a major Italian poet of the middle Ages. Dante as an author uses numerology a lot. Almost everything in Dante’s work has a number and some numbers appear more often than others do. He is the author of an epic poem, Dante’s Inferno, which is said to be one of the greatest works of world literature. In Dante’s Inferno, Dante made use of the number three. Almost everything that occurred in this story revolved...

    Christianity, Dante Alighieri, Divine Comedy 1070  Words | 3  Pages

  • Dantes Inferno.

    Imagine a place where tyrants stand up to their ears in boiling blood, the gluttonous experience monsoons of human filth, and those who commit sins of the flesh are blown about like pieces of paper in a never-ending wind storm. Welcome to Dante's Inferno, his perspective on the appropriate punishments for those who are destined to hell for all eternity. Dante attempts to make the punishments fit the crimes, but because it is Dante dealing out the tortures and not God, the punishments will never be...

    Christianity, Dante Alighieri, Divine Comedy 1704  Words | 5  Pages

  • Inferno Analysis

    Allegories in the Inferno The Inferno describes a journey that Dante, with his guide Virgil, goes through different levels of the Hell. There are nine circles in the Hell, and sinners in each level are condemned to different crimes. They receive punishments in coincidence with their sins. Dante’s depiction of the Hell, including how sinners are punished and the appearance of different levels, contains many allegories that illustrate Dante’s ideas about the meaning of life. I will give three specific...

    Christianity, Dante Alighieri, Divine Comedy 908  Words | 3  Pages

  • Dantes Inferno

    In The Inferno - Dante’s Immortal Drama of a Journey Through Hell, Dante allows the reader to experience his every move. His mastery of language, his sensitivity to the sights and sounds of nature, and his infinite store of knowledge allow him to capture and draw the reader into the realm of the terrestrial hell. In Canto 6, the Gluttons; Canto 13, the Violent Against Themselves; and Canto 23, the Hypocrites; Dante excels in his detailed portrayal of the supernatural world of hell. In each...

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  • A Few Words on Dante's Inferno

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