Background to Dante and The Divine Comedy

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Dante Alighieri

Author

Florence, Italy

Where was Dante born?

politics

Dante's family was majorly involved in _____?

1301

Year a death decree was issued for Dante and his family

Dante

spent rest of his life in exile after he left Florence

Divine Comedy

Wrote the _________ during exile

Italian

Which language was the Divine Comedy written in?

Beatrice Portinari

Who Dante spent his life loving, although he never "really" met her.

complex and symbolic

Two characteristics of the Divine Comedy

3

Number of Canticles

33

Number of Cantos in each Canticle

Inferno

Canticle 1

Purgatorio

Canticle 2

Paradiso

Canticle 3

hell, purgatory, heaven

In the plot of the Divine Comedy, a man has to travel through 3 places in hopes to save his soul. What are the 3 places?

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