Dante Reaction Paper
In his lecture, Professor Mark Dantmore says that Purgatorio is "almost science fiction" to people of the time it was written. I find it very interesting that a book in the Divine Comedy, something the Catholics take as truth, might be described this way. Of course Purgatorio is a book largely dealing with Christian themes, but the actual setup was meticulously constructed to agree with scientific knowledge of the time. In fact,
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the divine light of the lord allows for the souls to climb the mountain when it is their time. One of the best parts of the workings of Purgatory is that it is the connection between natural and supernatural, so a guide with human reason can only go so far. In the end, Dante will need the guidance of a divine light to take him where the dim light of his guide can not go.