Daily Archives: March 12, 2019

David Bruce: Dante’s PURGATORY: A Discussion Guide — “Canto 33: Forest of Eden — Purgation Completed”

Canto 33: Forest of Eden — Purgation Completed What does Dante learn from the two spectacular pageants that he has just seen? One of the important things that occur with Dante’s viewing of the two spectacular pageants is that his … Continue reading

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David Bruce: Dante’s PURGATORY: A Discussion Guide — “Canto 32: Forest of Eden — Pageant of Church History”

Canto 32: Forest of Eden — Pageant of Church History What is going to happen to Dante in the future? Dante is being shown sights as a living man that few living men ever see. In fact, he is blinded … Continue reading

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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s THE TAMING OF THE SHREW: A Retelling in Prose — Act 5, Scene 2 and Afterword

— 5.2 — In Lucentio’s house, everyone was celebrating the marriage of Lucentio and Bianca. Many people were present, including Baptista, Vincentio, Gremio, Petruchio and Katherina, Hortensio and the widow he had married, Lucentio and Bianca, Biondello, and Grumio. Vincentio … Continue reading

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David Bruce: Dante’s PURGATORY: A Discussion Guide — “Canto 31: Forest of Eden — Lethe”

Canto 31: Forest of Eden — Lethe How does Dante react to the harsh accusations Beatrice made in Canto 30? Beatrice wants something from Dante. He must confess that he has erred: “O thou who art beyond the sacred river,” … Continue reading

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