Study Guide to The Divine Comedy by Dante

Study Guide to The Divine Comedy by Dante

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A comprehensive study guide offering in-depth explanation, essay, and test prep for Dante’s The Divine Comedy, a defining work of religious literature for the Renaissance time period.

In Pilgrim’s exploration through the Inferno, Purgatory, and Heaven, Dante takes readers on a religious journey of the soul as defined by the Renaissance era. In doing so, his work also displayed the dominant views of the culture and organized religion for that time period. Moreover, The Divine Comedy demonstrates for students the numerous new ideas which originated during the Renaissance, as well as how the time period influenced Catholicism. This Bright Notes Study Guide explores the context and history of Dante’s classic work, helping students to thoroughly explore the reasons it has stood the literary test of time. Each Bright Notes Study Guide contains:

- Introductions to the Author and the Work
- Character Summaries
- Plot Guides
- Section and Chapter Overviews
- Test Essay and Study Q&As

The Bright Notes Study Guide series offers an in-depth tour of more than 275 classic works of literature, exploring characters, critical commentary, historical background, plots, and themes. This set of study guides encourages readers to dig deeper in their understanding by including essay questions and answers as well as topics for further research.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781645420750
Publisher: Dexterity
Publication date: 02/11/2020
Series: Bright Notes
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 228
Sales rank: 1,181,257
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

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Table of Contents


1) Introduction to Dante

2) Introduction to Inferno

3) Textual Analysis
Canto 1–4
Canto 5–8
Canto 9–12
Cantos 13–18
Cantos 19–24
Cantos 25–30
Cantos 31–34

4) Introduction to Purgatorio

5) Textual Analysis
Cantos 1–4
Canto 5–10
Canto 11–15
Cantos 16–20
Cantos 21–25
Cantos 26–29
Cantos 30–33

6) Introduction to Paradiso

7) Textual Analysis
Cantos 1–4
Cantos 5–9
Paradiso: Cantos 9–20
Cantos 10–15
Canto 16–20
Cantos 21–25
Cantos 26–29
Cantos 30–33

8) The Convivio

9) The Latin Works

10) Critical Commentary

11) Essay Questions and Answers

12) Bibliography

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