Dante’s Inferno, Canto 15: WRITE THE TRUTH




Dante wants to learn

And so he speaks to sinners

Learns what not to do


NOTE: Brunetto Latini is a homosexual, but Dante talks to him a long time despite having no homosexual feelings. From Brunetto Latini, Dante can learn what not to do: Don’t write out of a desire to be famous. Instead, write out of a desire to tell the truth. If Dante writes out of a desire to be famous and enjoy the wealthy life, no famous, rich people will appear in torment in THE INFERNO. As anyone who reads THE INFERNO knows, Dante puts popes, kings, and emperors in THE INFERNO. Because Dante told the truth, he became and remains famous.




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