Dante’s PURGATORY, Canto 12: PRIDE

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PRIDE

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Synonym for “man”?

Dante thinks, Why not “pride”?

Many heads held high

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NOTE: On the first story of the seven-story mountain, the repentant sinners carry huge rocks that force them to bend so that they see carved in the rock beneath them works of art showing the bad effects of excessive pride. In the Land of the Living, excessively proud people hold their heads high and never notice the bad effects of excessive pride.

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