Dante and Milton
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This essay compares and contrasts the classic poets, Dante Alighieri and John Milton. It first details the time periods during which each lived, Dante in the medieval era and Milton in the Renaissance. The writer looks at the similarities and differences in their lives. Then the essay takes a short look at Dante's 'Inferno' and Milton's 'Paradise Lost' to further see issues on which they thought alike, despite the time and geographic differences between them.
From the Paper:"In these modern times, this modern era of literature and thought, it is easy to lump all ancient writing together. Chaucer, Milton, Dante, even Shakespeare, are so long dead that they all seem to have come from the same distant, canonized, unreachable time. Yet, each of these old writers lived in his own time and wrote for his own reasons about specific and relevant themes. This essay looks at Dante Alighieri and John Milton, two famous writers from differing time periods and differing circumstances. A work from each writer, Dante's 'Inferno' and Milton's 'Paradise Lost', each similar in theme, will be studied in order to better compare and contrast these two heroes of Western literature. Dante Alighieri came from medieval Florence, Italy. Born in 1265 to a family of money, Dante was raised within Florence's intricate political network."
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