Dante’s PARADISE, Canto 17: SALTY BREAD

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SALTY BREAD

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In Florence, no salt

— How salty the bread is here! —

Exile means changes

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NOTE: Cacciaguida makes a reference to something that most modern Americans would not know. People in Florence do not put salt in their bread, and so when they travel outside of Florence and eat bread, they notice how salty the bread. Dante will have to eat different kinds of food than that he is used to getting in Florence. Dante will be in unfamiliar places. He will eat the food of other people, and he will stay at the homes of other people. Of course, when you do that, you are not home. You are not in control. To an extent, you have to do what other people want you to do.

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