The Divine Comedy: InfernoBy: Dante AlighieriCanto 32 PowerPoint By: Christy De Soto MW-2pm
Canto 32 Details • The ninth circle • First ring called- Caina: where people who betrayed their family are immersed in ice with their head bent down. • Second ring called- Antenora: where people who betrayed their homeland or party
Tales of the Way Things Were: Dante can’t help but glare at the souls floating by in the Danube River. • The souls could not open their eyes, because their eyelids were shut by ice. • The water resembles glass and is as cold as ice. • “The Danube where it flows in Austria, the Don beneath its frozen sky, have never made for their course so thick a veil in winter as there was here.” (pg.1933, 25)
Characters to Remember • Dante stepped on Bocca degli Abati’s (who betrayed his party at the battle of Montaperti) head not making him very happy. • The two sons of Count Alberto degli who killed each other over politics and their inheritance. • Sassol Mascheroni: A Florentine nobleman who murdered a relative. • Camiscion de’ Pazzi: a Florentine who killed his kinsman. • Beccheria: a Florence churchman executed for treason • Tebaldello: a citizen of Faenza who betrayed his town to its enemies.
More Characters… • Gianni de’ Solderanieri: a Florentine nobleman who switched political parties. • Ganelon: the betrayer of Roland in The Song of Roland. • Tydeus: mortally wounded by Menalippus, whom he killed and whose skull he gnawed in fury while dying. • Buoso de Duera: betrayed the ruler of Naples, Manfred, to his enemy Charles of Anjou. • Focaccia: a nobleman of Pistoia who killed his cousin. • Carlino: a Florentine nobleman who killed a relative.
Outline • Slide 1: Intro • Slide 2: Details • Slide 3: Description of the place • Slide 4: Characters • Slide 5: Characters continued • Slide 6: map of the Inferno