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"The Inferno, Canto 12" by Alighieri Dante
The paper analyzes the use of the epic simile in Canto 12 of "The Inferno", which follows Dante's journey through Hell on his route to finding God.
# 28220 | 1,012 words | 1 source | APA | 2002 | US
Published on Jun 23, 2003 in Literature (Greek and Roman)


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The paper looks at the compelling epic simile used in Canto 12, in which Dante compares a bull on the way to slaughter to the dreaded Minotaur, that Dante must face on his way to Paradise. The paper explains how using a bull as the symbol of the beast allows the reader to immediately understand the violence and force of the Minotaur. It also discusses the knowledge that Dante must gain during his journey in order for him to achieve victory.

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"The Inferno, Canto 12" by Alighieri Dante (2003, June 23) Retrieved June 17, 2021, from https://www.academon.com/essay/the-inferno-canto-12-by-alighieri-dante-28220/

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