Category: Essays

The Mystery of Beatrice’s Prophecy

Towards the end of the Garden of Eden there is a Prophecy given from Beatrice, which until this day still is an unsolved mystery as...

The Illusion of the Sirens

The Pilgrim’s Second Dream. At the ending of the Fourth Terrace on Mount Purgatory, the Slothful, the Pilgrim has a new dream which is prophesizing...

Marco Lombardo, on the Third Terrace

The Good Shepherd. In one of the more constructive criticisms of the Institution of the Church in the Divine Comedy, the Pilgrim is discussing the...

The Free Will as a Gift

The Freedom to Choose. One of the main overall intentions of Dante’s Comedy is to show the resulting rewards and punishments according to our exercise...

Dante’s Glimpse of a Divine Union

The Dream in Chapter 9. In the ninth canto of the Purgatory there is a prophetic passage where Dante is having his first dream during...

The Four Stars at Purgatory Mountain

As the Pilgrim and Virgil come out from the rocks and onto the shores on the Island of Mount Purgatory, they see four bright stars...