History Literature / TheDivineComedy

11th Dec '17 1:20:56 PM DustSnitch
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* AbsurdlySpaciousSewer: The ''bolgia''[[note]]one of ten ditches that punishes deceivers in the Eighth Circle of Hell[[/note]] for flatterers is a hole brimming with mold and human excrement that runs so deep that the bottom can't be seen unless one walks over the bridge directly above it.
10th Dec '17 5:44:28 PM DustSnitch
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* BlackSpeech: Plutus, a demon with the name of a Roman god, speaks ugly nonsense that parodies Hebrew and Greek. There is some implication that other denizens of Hell can understand what he says, as an inhabitant of Limbo identifies an outburst from him as a threat and tries to reason with the demon.


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* {{Conlang}}:
** In the seventh canto of ''Inferno'', the demon Plutus clucks about Satan in a dark mixture of Hebrew and Greek that a damned Roman is able to understand while our Italian protagonist is lost to its meaning. Plutus says more after the initial sentence about Satan, but that first sentence is all that's made available to the audience.
--->''"Pape Satàn, pape Satàn aleppe!"''
** In the seventh canto of ''Paradiso'', the saint Justinian sings of God in a divine mixture of Hebrew and Latin that said blessed Greek is able to understand while our Italian protagonist is lost to its meaning. Justinian sings more after the first verse, but the rest of the chorus is only made available to the audience through the joy and dance described elsewhere in the Canto.
--->''"Osanna, sanctus Deus sabaòth,\\
superillustrans claritate tua\\
felices ignes horum malacòth."''
10th Dec '17 2:41:19 PM DustSnitch
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* AnnoyingArrows: The centaurs fire arrows at those damned for violence not to kill them, but only to inflict enough pain to encourage them to stay submerged in boiling blood. JustifiedTrope, since no weapon could kill an immortal soul, whether damned or blessed.


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* BackForTheFinale: In the penultimate canto of the whole poem, all the saints Dante encountered throughout ''Paradiso'' return to the dwelling-place of God to praise him all together. Returning characters who get specifically named include Rachel, Francis, Benedict, Pope Peter, Adam, and Saint Lucia.


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* BloodBath: Those who were violent against others spend eternity in the Seventh Circle, where they are bathed in a river of blood. The depth they are submerged at is determined by how much blood they spilled in life.
10th Dec '17 10:34:43 AM DustSnitch
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* AbsurdlySpaciousSewer: The ''bolgia''[[note]]one of ten ditches that punishes deceivers in the Eighth Circle of Hell[[/note]] for flatterers is a hole brimming with mold and human excrement that runs so deep that the bottom can't be seen unless one walks over the bridge directly above it.
9th Dec '17 12:20:01 PM DustSnitch
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* WhatTheHellHero: After going through Hell and climbing up a mountain of trials to meet his long-dead lover, our great hero is met with a stern, distant woman who reminds Dante that he forgot her after his death, chased women who lacked any of her goodness, and set himself on a self-destructive path in life despite all the good she did for him. She refuses to show him any kindness and reminds him of his failures until the mighty hero of the ''Comedy'' bursts into tears.
9th Dec '17 12:02:18 PM DustSnitch
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* MentorOccupationalHazard: PlayedWith; Dante's mentor is the Hell-shadow of a pagan poet, so he can't die in the ordinary sense. Instead, the poet Virgil disappears without a word when Dante has scaled Purgatory and strengthened his will enough to be independent of his ghostly father figure. It is assumed Virgil returns to his eternal death in Hell, a fate which nearly moves Dante to tears.
7th Dec '17 10:16:20 AM DustSnitch
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* StarsAreSouls: SubvertedTrope; upon ascending into Heaven, it seems as if every human soul ascends to a different Heavenly body, whether it be a star or one of the planets. Our hero finds it odd that somehow the pagan philosophers were right about this, but God's messenger, Beatrice, explains that the souls only appear on different stars and planets to help our hero understand the distinctions between types of saints.
6th Dec '17 8:58:05 PM DustSnitch
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''The Divine Comedy'' is a [[NarrativePoem three-part epic]] written by [[Creator/DanteAlighieri Dante]] between 1308 and 1320. It describes the author's pilgrimage through the three realms of the afterlife as he learns how fallen man can find true joy in {{God}}.

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''The Divine Comedy'' is a [[NarrativePoem three-part epic]] written by [[Creator/DanteAlighieri Dante]] between 1308 and 1320. It describes the author's pilgrimage through the three realms of the afterlife as he learns how fallen man we can find true joy in {{God}}.
6th Dec '17 8:55:49 PM DustSnitch
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''The Divine Comedy'' is a [[NarrativePoem three-part epic]] written by [[Creator/DanteAlighieri Dante]] between 1308 and 1320. It describes the author's pilgrimage through the three realms of the afterlife as he learns how man, in spite of his brokenness, can find true joy in {{God}}.

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''The Divine Comedy'' is a [[NarrativePoem three-part epic]] written by [[Creator/DanteAlighieri Dante]] between 1308 and 1320. It describes the author's pilgrimage through the three realms of the afterlife as he learns how man, in spite of his brokenness, fallen man can find true joy in {{God}}.
6th Dec '17 8:55:14 PM DustSnitch
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''The Divine Comedy'' is a [[NarrativePoem three-part epic]] written by [[Creator/DanteAlighieri Dante]] between 1308 and 1320. It describes the author's pilgrimage through the three realms of the afterlife as he learns how broken man can find true joy in {{God}}.

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''The Divine Comedy'' is a [[NarrativePoem three-part epic]] written by [[Creator/DanteAlighieri Dante]] between 1308 and 1320. It describes the author's pilgrimage through the three realms of the afterlife as he learns how broken man man, in spite of his brokenness, can find true joy in {{God}}.
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