The Divine Comedy: Inferno : Canto 2 – Dante Alighieri

Canto I Canto 2 : Summary It is now the evening of Good Friday, as the two poets approach the entrance to Hell. But Dante wonders if he is truly worthy to make the journey: He recalls that Aeneas, and also St. Paul, made the journey, and he feels unworthy to be included in this … Continue reading The Divine Comedy: Inferno : Canto 2 – Dante Alighieri

The Divine Comedy: Inferno : Canto I – Dante Alighieri

Canto I https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Bie_ykm5xM&t=8s Inferno - Canto I Summary In the middle of the journey of his life, Dante finds himself lost in a dark wood, and he cannot find the straight path. He cannot remember how he wandered away from his true path that he should be following, but he is in a fearful place, … Continue reading The Divine Comedy: Inferno : Canto I – Dante Alighieri

“Dante and Beatrice” by Henry Holiday

“Dante and Beatrice” by Henry Holiday depicts an incident in which, due to a misunderstanding, Beatrice refused to acknowledge Dante when they met by chance in the street. In this painting, Beatrice, in the center of the group of three women, looks away from Dante. The event is shown as Beatrice, and two other women … Continue reading “Dante and Beatrice” by Henry Holiday