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Dante’s Purgatory: Canto 25 Retelling — Seventh Ledge — Lust (Body-Soul Relationship)

Chapter 25: Seventh Ledge — Lust (Body-Soul Relationship) (Purgatory) The time was around 2 p.m., and the three poets started climbing the stairs to the next ledge: the ninth of nine ledges. They walked in single file because of the … Continue reading

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Dante’s Purgatory: Canto 24 Retelling — Sixth Ledge — Gluttony (Bonagiunta da Lucca)

Chapter 24: Sixth Ledge — Gluttony (Bonagiunta da Lucca) (Purgatory) The conversation of Dante and Forese Donati did not slow down their journey. They walked as they talked, and their speed was like that of a ship with favorable winds. … Continue reading

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Dante’s Purgatory: Canto 23 Retelling — Sixth Ledge — Gluttony (Forese Donati)

Chapter 23: Sixth Ledge — Gluttony (Forese Donati) (Purgatory) Dante looked up at the tree, trying to see from where the voice was coming. Virgil called to him, “Dante, we need to make better use of our time. Let’s go.” … Continue reading

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Dante’s Purgatory: Canto 22 Retelling — Sixth Ledge — Gluttony (Statius)

Chapter 22: Sixth Ledge — Gluttony (Statius) (Purgatory) Dante and Virgil and Statius had passed the angel, who had removed another P from the foreheads of Dante and Statius, and the three poets had begun climbing to the next ledge. … Continue reading

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Dante’s Purgatory: Canto 21 Retelling — Fifth Ledge — Avarice and Wastefulness

Chapter 21: Fifth Ledge — Avarice and Wastefulness (Purgatory) Dante kept walking as he continued to wonder about the shaking of the mountain. He thirsted for the answers to his questions just as the woman of Samaria thirsted for the … Continue reading

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Dante’ Purgatory: Canto 19 Retelling — Fifth Ledge — Avarice and Wastefulness

Chapter 19: Fifth Ledge — Avarice and Wastefulness (Purgatory) Just before dawn, a time when dreams sometimes bring truth, Dante dreamed about a hag — a stutterer and stumbler, with crossed eyes, yellow skin, and hands deformed as if by … Continue reading

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Dante’s Purgatory: Canto 17 Retelling — Fourth Ledge — Sloth

Chapter 17: Fourth Ledge — Sloth (Purgatory) Imagine being caught in a mountain fog. Imagine trying to see through the fog with eyes that seem to be covered with membranes, partially blinding you. Imagine that the fog begins to dissipate, … Continue reading

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