84Re: [Divina Commedia] Who was the man?
- Nov 8, 2006Love those beasts and how they permeate the whole work. I've begun a second 1,800-image pass of my own through the work, not intended as illustration mind you, I infuse my own ideas, but not entirely unrelated either: http://www.dreamart.us/2006Oct1.htm
Remember the beasts he encountered in the beginning? They
represented lust, anger and greed. He fully acknowledged that he
had "strayed from the true path" and found himself lost in the
woods. This was an admission of his own sinfulness. He was no saint
and never claimed to be one.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "David Camp" <dcamp@...>
>various people have said wildly varying things about both. For
> There is so much to grasp with Dante, and in his work, that
example, some have said he must have lived a saintly life. Others
have looked at the opening lines of his poem, and at how he judges
himself in Purgatorio, and have concluded he was as human as the
next person, if not more so. After all, it is hard to write
powerfully about something unless you yourself know it. What I have
previously stated on other lists is that his work is powerful
because it is a very good mirror. People read it and see
themselves. Consequently, what they say about it says as much about
them as the work itself.
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