"The Inferno" Analytical Essay by Neatwriter

"The Inferno"
An analysis of Dante's "The Inferno".
# 61824 | 783 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2004 | US
Published on Oct 28, 2005 in English (Analysis) , Literature (Italian)

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This paper discusses the significance of Virgil in Dante's "The Inferno". The paper assesses that there is no doubt that Dante's travels through Hell would have been much different had he not had his companion, Virgil, at his side to urge him along. The paper examines how Virgil serves as a voice of hope and reason when Dante is fearful, exhausted and ready to quit. Moreover, the paper claims that Virgil is essential in that he helps Dante grasp the meaning of what is going on around him.

From the Paper:

"It is doubtful that Dante's voyage through Hell in "The Inferno" would have been successful without Virgil. Virgil is significant for several reasons. He provides hope when Dante becomes fearful wants to give up. He also encourages Dante by expecting him to be a better man. Virgil is also significant because he explains things Dante that help him understand the meaning of his journey. In addition, Virgil is important to Dante's successful journey because he saves his life. Without Virgil's assistance and protection, Dante's journey would not have been successful. "

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