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Dante's Inferno Canto VIII

The Wrathful and the Sullen
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Erica Elia

on 30 January 2013

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Transcript of Dante's Inferno Canto VIII

The Wrathful and the Sullen Canto VIII River of Styx Noticeable Change in Dante Wrathful "Of being laden until it carried my weight" Enters the Boat to Cross the River Black Guelph- forced White Guelph's out of Florence
White Guelph Who is Filippo Argenti? fallen angels-an angel who rebelled against God and was cast out of heaven Dante arrives at the City of Dis As Dante travels deeper into Hell he no longer feels sorry for the sinners. Dante agrees with their punishments and he develops the traits of "wrathful" and "sullen" himself. Full or characterized by anger
expressed anger; above water
openly angry=above water and mangle Sullen bad-tempered and sulky; gloomy
repressed anger; under water
underwater=can't get above Dante and Virgil are traveling toward the great tower to reach the City of Dis Who is Phlegyas? Ancient myths
Coronis raped by Apollo
Fire
Apollo kills Phlegyas Why Phlegyas? keeps the wrathful submersed in murky water Diet Dante? But not your typical River "One rose coated in mud" "I am one who weeps" Why did Dante the writer put him in the fifth circle of hell? Being a Black Guelph
Allegedly slapped Dante
Filippo's brother stole Dante's possesions
Family opposed Dante's return from exile Quotation Explain “In the world above, how many a self endeavor now counting himself a mighty king will sprawl swinelike amid the mire when life is over.” "Master, truly I should like to see that spirit pickled in the swine" Filippo Argenti "Deep dug moats at walls of city" “more than a thousand of those who heaven had spat like rain” Angels dislike Dante
Will not talk to Virgil about opening gates
Dante begs Virgil not to leave
Is ready to leave Hell if he cannot go any further The angels will not allow Dante and Virgil to pass BUT.... What will become of Dante in the further Cantos? "Google Images." Google Images. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Jan. 2013. Images: Citation
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