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    Protagonists in The Aeneid and Dante's Inferno

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    Please assist me with the following problem.

    Draw a parallel between characters in two books. It compares Aeneas in The Aeneid and the protagonist of Dante's Inferno. Use specific examples from both texts to make your case. Provide at least 300 words.

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    Problem: Draw a parallel between Aeneas in The Aeneid and the protagonist of Dante's Inferno. Use specific examples from both texts to make your case.

    Solution:
    One of the major parallels between THE AENEID and THE INFERNO is the concept of the underworld-or hell. Both have a separate structure in Hell, but Virgil's conception of sin and the punishment thereof is not surrounded by the guilt of Catholicism. For Virgil, Hell is a place where souls travel for general wrong doing, while Dante has specific levels and punishments for specific ...

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    This solution helps describe protagonists two books, the Aeneid and Dante's Inferno. It draws parallels between the two characters with examples. The explanation is given in 365 words.

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