Dante’s PARADISE, Canto 1: DANTE RISES

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DANTE RISES

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Soul is purified

Dante’s soul: lighter than air

Dante starts to rise

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NOTE: Now that Dante’s soul is purified, it is lighter than air and so he starts to rise from the Forest of Eden on his way to Paradise. Because Dante is a medieval person, God allows him to experience things as a medieval person would. Medieval people believed that the Earth is the center of the universe. Above the Earth is a Sphere of Air and a Sphere of Fire; above these two Spheres is the Moon. Dante passes through these Spheres on his way to the Moon.

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https://davidbruceblog.wordpress.com/2017/03/08/dantes-paradise-canto-1-retelling-beatrice-and-dante-rise-from-eden/

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