Daily Archives: April 9, 2019

David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s TROILUS AND CRESSIDA: A Retelling in Prose — Act 1, Scene 2

— 1.2 — Cressida and Alexander, one of her servants, spoke together on a street in Troy. “Who were those people who went by just now?” Cressida asked. “Queen Hecuba and Helen,” Alexander answered. “And where are they going?” “Up … Continue reading

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David Bruce: Dante’s PARADISE: A Discussion Guide — “Canto 33: Mystic Empyrean — Saint Bernard prays to Mary; The Trinity and Christ’s Dual Nature”

“Canto 33: Mystic Empyrean — Saint Bernard prays to Mary; The Trinity and Christ’s Dual Nature” What does Saint Bernard do at the beginning of Canto 33? We are now at the end of The Divine Comedy. This is Canto 33 … Continue reading

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David Bruce: Dante’s PARADISE: A Discussion Guide —“Canto 32: Mystic Empyrean — Saint Bernard and the Saints in the Rose”

“Canto 32: Mystic Empyrean — Saint Bernard and the Saints in the Rose” Of which souls is the Rose composed? Saint Bernard will get Dante ready to see God. He does that by having Dante study the Mystic Empyrean with all … Continue reading

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David Bruce: Dante’s PARADISE: A Discussion Guide — “Canto 31: Mystic Empyrean—Saint Bernard”

“Canto 31: Mystic Empyrean—Saint Bernard” Again, we have a change of guides. Write a brief character analysis of Saint Bernard. Who is he, historically? Again, we have a change of guides. Dante looks at the Rose and at the MysticEmpyrean. He … Continue reading

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