that he is ruining himself and that he is falling into a "low place" ( basso loco ) where the sun is silent l sol tace Dante is at last rescued by Virgil, and the two of them begin their journey to the underworld. The Divine Comedy finishes with Dante seeing the Triune God. 76 Approaches to teaching Dante's Divine comedy. Each sin's punishment in Inferno is a contrapasso, a symbolic instance of poetic justice ; for example, in Canto XX, fortune-tellers and soothsayers must walk with their heads on backwards, unable to see what is ahead, because that was what they had tried.
Esolen Modern Library Classics edition. A number of other translators, such as Robert Pinsky, have translated the Inferno only. The second section is Purgatorio (purgatory) which is like a Gods waiting room. The greyhound represents the coming of Christ who will cast away all sins. Quality Guarantee, we have an exceptional team of proficient writers with a vast experience in writing quality academic essays. Dante and Virgil leaving the dark wood. It begins when Dante is in his midlife at the age of 35 years.