History Literature / TheDivineComedy

22nd Aug '16 2:09:36 PM lvb1
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''The Divine Comedy'' (''Divina Commedia'') is a [[NarrativePoem three-part epic]] by Florentine poet Durante degli Alighieri ([[DanteAlighieri Dante]]), written some time between 1308 and 1321. It describes one man's journey into the depths of {{Hell}}, up the staircase-like mountain of Purgatory, and into the spheres of {{Heaven}}. The first part, [[FireAndBrimstoneHell the Inferno]], is the best known and most often retold and alluded to in modern media. Essentially, every portrayal of Hell comes either [[WordOfDante from Dante]], its English Protestant SpiritualSuccessor ''Literature/ParadiseLost'', or a combination of the two.

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''The Divine Comedy'' (''Divina Commedia'') is a [[NarrativePoem three-part epic]] by Florentine poet Durante degli Alighieri ([[DanteAlighieri ([[Creator/DanteAlighieri Dante]]), written some time between 1308 and 1321. It describes one man's journey into the depths of {{Hell}}, up the staircase-like mountain of Purgatory, and into the spheres of {{Heaven}}. The first part, [[FireAndBrimstoneHell the Inferno]], is the best known and most often retold and alluded to in modern media. Essentially, every portrayal of Hell comes either [[WordOfDante from Dante]], its English Protestant SpiritualSuccessor ''Literature/ParadiseLost'', or a combination of the two.
22nd Aug '16 1:21:52 PM lvb1
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''The Divine Comedy'' (''Divina Commedia'') is a [[NarrativePoem three-part epic]] by Florentine poet Durante degli Alighieri (Dante), written some time between 1308 and 1321. It describes one man's journey into the depths of {{Hell}}, up the staircase-like mountain of Purgatory, and into the spheres of {{Heaven}}. The first part, [[FireAndBrimstoneHell the Inferno]], is the best known and most often retold and alluded to in modern media. Essentially, every portrayal of Hell comes either [[WordOfDante from Dante]], its English Protestant SpiritualSuccessor ''Literature/ParadiseLost'', or a combination of the two.

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''The Divine Comedy'' (''Divina Commedia'') is a [[NarrativePoem three-part epic]] by Florentine poet Durante degli Alighieri (Dante), ([[DanteAlighieri Dante]]), written some time between 1308 and 1321. It describes one man's journey into the depths of {{Hell}}, up the staircase-like mountain of Purgatory, and into the spheres of {{Heaven}}. The first part, [[FireAndBrimstoneHell the Inferno]], is the best known and most often retold and alluded to in modern media. Essentially, every portrayal of Hell comes either [[WordOfDante from Dante]], its English Protestant SpiritualSuccessor ''Literature/ParadiseLost'', or a combination of the two.
8th Jul '16 2:56:55 AM Morgenthaler
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* TheObiWan: Virgil, who's stuck in the First Circle of Hell because he was [[ValuesDissonance born before Christ]] and can't be saved.
16th Jun '16 1:40:56 AM eroock
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The Divine Comedy (''Divina Commedia'') is a [[NarrativePoem three-part epic]] by Florentine poet Durante degli Alighieri (Dante), written some time between 1308 and 1321. It describes one man's journey into the depths of {{Hell}}, up the staircase-like mountain of Purgatory, and into the spheres of {{Heaven}}. The first part, [[FireAndBrimstoneHell the Inferno]], is the best known and most often retold and alluded to in modern media. Essentially, every portrayal of Hell comes either [[WordOfDante from Dante]], its English Protestant SpiritualSuccessor ''Literature/ParadiseLost'', or a combination of the two.

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The ''The Divine Comedy Comedy'' (''Divina Commedia'') is a [[NarrativePoem three-part epic]] by Florentine poet Durante degli Alighieri (Dante), written some time between 1308 and 1321. It describes one man's journey into the depths of {{Hell}}, up the staircase-like mountain of Purgatory, and into the spheres of {{Heaven}}. The first part, [[FireAndBrimstoneHell the Inferno]], is the best known and most often retold and alluded to in modern media. Essentially, every portrayal of Hell comes either [[WordOfDante from Dante]], its English Protestant SpiritualSuccessor ''Literature/ParadiseLost'', or a combination of the two.
5th Jun '16 11:50:22 AM Gideoncrawle
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->''"[[HellGate Abandon all hope, ye who enter here.]]"''

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->''"[[HellGate Abandon ->''"Abandon all hope, ye who enter here.]]"''
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1st May '16 3:53:40 AM Fluid
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* EldritchAbomination: Insofar as God is depicted at all, it's in an [[YouCannotGraspTheTrueForm extremely abstract]] fashion.
23rd Apr '16 2:36:18 PM nombretomado
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Not to be confused with the band ''Music/TheDivineComedy'', a rather fine Northern Irish band responsible for, among other things, the ''FatherTed ''theme tune.

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Not to be confused with the band ''Music/TheDivineComedy'', a rather fine Northern Irish band responsible for, among other things, the ''FatherTed ''Series/FatherTed ''theme tune.
12th Apr '16 10:45:17 AM Willbyr
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** Mohammed's torso is spliced in half and his stomach drops out. Its [[SarcasmMode lovely]] description traslates to "the foul sack that makes shit of what is eaten".

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** Mohammed's torso is spliced split in half and his stomach drops out. Its [[SarcasmMode lovely]] description traslates translates to "the foul sack that makes shit of what is eaten".



* WishFulfillment: Seeing as he gets to beat up people he doesn't like in Hell, confronts Satan, meets the woman he fell in love with during her life and be saved by her, sees ''God Himself'', and transcends the mortal realm forever. The real kicker is that it's actually pulled off fairly well as far as self-inserts go. See AuthorAvatar above.
** He does not transcend the mortal realm forever, actually. Since the Comedy is set in 1300, after his voyage Dante (the character) returns to Florence, knowing full well about his exile and writing the Comedy to redeem mankind.
* WorthyOpponent: Saladin, the Muslim opponent of Richard the Lionhearted during UsefulNotes/TheCrusades, is in the circle with virtuous pagans rather than further down among heretics, probably because of this trope.

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* WishFulfillment: Seeing as he gets to beat up people he doesn't like in Hell, confronts Satan, meets the woman he fell in love with during her life and be saved by her, and sees ''God Himself'', and transcends the mortal realm forever. The real kicker is that it's actually pulled off fairly well as far as self-inserts go. See AuthorAvatar above.
Himself''.
* WorthyOpponent:
** He does not transcend the mortal realm forever, actually. Since the Comedy is set in 1300, after his voyage Dante (the character) returns to Florence, knowing full well about his exile and writing the Comedy to redeem mankind.
* WorthyOpponent:
Saladin, the Muslim opponent of Richard the Lionhearted during UsefulNotes/TheCrusades, is in the circle with virtuous pagans rather than further down among heretics, probably because of this trope.



** It boils down to whether you think she was abducted by Paris or gave in to lust and ran off with him willingly.

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** It boils down to whether you think she was abducted by Paris or gave in to lust and ran off with him willingly.
7th Feb '16 12:04:38 PM GrammarNavi
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* WorthyOpponent: Saladin, the Muslim opponent of Richard the Lionhearted during TheCrusades, is in the circle with virtuous pagans rather than further down among heretics, probably because of this trope.

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* WorthyOpponent: Saladin, the Muslim opponent of Richard the Lionhearted during TheCrusades, UsefulNotes/TheCrusades, is in the circle with virtuous pagans rather than further down among heretics, probably because of this trope.
20th Dec '15 1:10:55 PM karstovich2
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* TheAnnotatedEdition: Most good editions of ''The Divine Comedy'' are heavily annotated: at the remove of 700 years or so, and given that Dante went on {{Author Tract}}s and {{Author Filibuster}}s in long stretches of the work about now-forgotten Florentine politicians or abstruse theological issues, it's often very difficult to tell who's who or what Dante is on about now without extensive footnotes.

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* TheAnnotatedEdition: Most good editions of ''The Divine Comedy'' are heavily annotated: at the remove of 700 years or so, and given that Dante went on {{Author Tract}}s and {{Author Filibuster}}s in long stretches of the work about now-forgotten Florentine politicians or abstruse theological issues, it's often very difficult to tell who's who or what Dante is on about now without extensive footnotes. Mind, not all of this is the passage of time; several writers ''in Dante's time'' or shortly thereafter, including Boccaccio, wrote annotations of the ''Comedy'', all or most of which occasionally pled ignorance as to Dante's meaning.
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