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ENG150Y1 Lecture Notes - Acheron, Phlegyas


Department
English
Course Code
ENG150Y1
Professor
David Roberts

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Dante's Inferno, Part 2
people would apparently smell Dante because he wrote that he went to hell and the people
would wonder if he still smelled like it.
the description given makes the story seem more true, as if he had actually been to hell.
Moral Topography of Hell (Bold: appetites in excess)
Dark Wood
<3 Beasts>
+ Virgil
<Gate>
Neutrals
<River Acheron>
<Charon>
Limbo
<descent>
<Minos>
Lustful
<Dante Faints>
<Cerberus>
Gluttonous
<descent>
<Plutus>
Avaricious & Prodigal
<Descent>
Wrathful
<River Styx>
<Phlegyas
<Gate of Dis>
<Rebel Angels, Furies, Gorgon>
+ Angel
Heretics
<Cliff>
<Minotaur>
Violent
The will isn't as corrupted for those who commit malice, so it's punished higher up.
The more grievous the sin, the more corrupted the will, the deeper it is punished in hell.
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