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    Dante and A Room With a View( E.M Forster's)

    Discussion in 'Book Discussion' started by Cacian, Jan 2, 2012.

    In E.M Forster's A Room with a View George says:

    "My father says that there is only one perfect view--the view of the sky straight over our head"
    and cecil replied "I expect your father has been reading Dante
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    I have been trying to find a link or a quote from Dante but cannot find it.
    canto 4 is one possibility...
    Any ideas?
     
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    Cecil is making a joke. In The Comedy the sky, and stars in particular, signify the presence of God.

    And Canto 4 is in Limbo, where Dante meets Homer and other virtuous Pagans like Virgil. Dante is already in Hell.
     
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    Thank you Lemex this is ver helpful.
    Infierno is quite an interesting part I think.
    I was just reading about how
    this is quite a strong vision

    it reminded me of when MPs or individuals get knighted by the queen they have to walk backward too.


    I have just find out about the expression
    Poetic Justice
     

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