Tag Archives: Dante’s Purgatory

David Bruce: Dante’s PARADISE: A Discussion Guide — “Canto 3: Moon — Piccarda and the Empress Constance (Unfulfillment of Religious Vows)”

“Canto 3: Moon — Piccarda and the Empress Constance (Unfulfillment of Religious Vows)” Which kind of souls can be found on the Moon? Many souls are found are on the Moon. The two souls who are identified are women who have … Continue reading

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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: 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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David Bruce: Dante’s PURGATORY: A Discussion Guide — “Canto 30: Forest of Eden — Entrance of Beatrice and Exit of Virgil)”

Canto 30: Forest of Eden — Entrance of Beatrice and Exit of Virgil) What is the purpose of the spectacular pageant that Dante the Pilgrim sees in Canto 29? In Canto 30, we find out the purpose of the spectacular … Continue reading

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David Bruce: Dante’s PURGATORY: A Discussion Guide — “Canto 29: Forest of Eden — Pageant of Revelation”

Canto 29: Forest of Eden — Pageant of Revelation What Dante the Pilgrim sees in Canto 29 is a spectacular pageant. Describe briefly what he sees. In Canto 29, Dante sees a spectacular pageant. Later, he will see another spectacular … Continue reading

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David Bruce: Dante’s PURGATORY: A Discussion Guide — “Canto 28: Forest of Eden — Matelda”

Canto 28: Forest of Eden — Matelda Dante is now getting ready for his visit to Paradise, so we should expect a lot of changes. Dante has now spent three days in Purgatory and is now beginning his fourth day. … Continue reading

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