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  1. Divine Comedy • The Characters are Dante, Virgil, and Beatrice • On the surface the poem describes Dante's travels through Hell, Purgatory, and Heaven; but at a deeper level it represents allegorically the soul's journey towards God. • Written By Dante Alighieri

  2. Candide • The Characters are Candide, Dr. Pangloss, Cunégonde, Cacambo, and Martin • The work describes the abrupt cessation of this lifestyle, followed by Candide's slow, painful disillusionment as he witnesses and experiences great hardships in the world. • By Voltaire

  3. Cahterbury Tales • The Characters are Chaucer, The Knight, The Wife of Bath, The Pardoner, The Miller, The Prioress, The Monk, and more • Collection of stories written in at the end of the 14th century. The tales (mostly in verse, although some are in prose) are told as part of a story-telling contest by a group of pilgrims as they travel together on a journey from Southwark to the shrine of Saint Thomas Becket at Canterbury Cathedral. • Written by Geoffrey Chaucer

  4. Moby Dick • The Characters are Ishmael, Elijah, Ahab, and Moby Dick • The story tells the adventures of the wandering sailor Ishmael, and his voyage on the whaleshipPequod, commanded by Captain Ahab. Ishmael soon learns that Ahab seeks one specific whale, Moby Dick, a ferocious, enigmatic white sperm whale. In a previous encounter, the whale destroyed Ahab's boat and bit off his leg. Ahab intends to take revenge. • Herman Melville