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Dante's Inferno Canto 15

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Garrett Lockaby

on 20 May 2013

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Transcript of Dante's Inferno Canto 15

Dante's Inferno Canto 15 Sodomy - Sexual acts that cannot result in fertilization or unnatural sexual acts. Seventh Circle, Third Ring: Violence Against God No Monster Sin: Sodomy Punishment: Sodomites are forced to walk through raining fire on fiery sands.

Biblical reference to Sodom and Gomorrah. Contrapasso: Rain and sexual reproduction should give life but raining fire and sodomy cannot. Specific Sinner: Brunetto Latini
Brunetto recognizes Dante and runs up to him.
Dante and Brunetto walk side by side to talk.
During his life Latini mentored Dante.
Dante thanks Latini for teaching him how to be eternal.
http://danteworlds.laits.utexas.edu/circle7.html
Latini wrote the Tesoretto which majorly influenced Dante's Divine Comedy.
Latini predicts that Dante will be rewarded for heroic political actions but Dante dismisses this and says that fortune will do whatever she pleases.
The canto ends with Latini running to catch up with the rest of the sodomites and Dante compares him to a Verona runner and says the he is a winner not a loser.

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