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20 June 2005 @ 11:08 pm
Dante's Divine Comedy  
If anyone has actually read this, we just started it tonight and FMA invaded my brain when I saw this image in my English Lit book (I busted out laughing in class and got some very weird looks)

Before you ask, Avaricious means Greed. Otherwise it's pretty straight forward... ^^ (And I had to share)
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I got soul, but I'm not a soldiersilchi on June 20th, 2005 08:18 pm (UTC)
Oh dear. XD
vicemagevicemage on June 20th, 2005 08:20 pm (UTC)

I've never cracked it, but I'm sure my copy of the Purgatorio doesn't have that picture in it... too bad. (Now I really do need to read the Purgatorio...)
Imagination at it's finestdragontrap on June 20th, 2005 08:21 pm (UTC)
LOL The Gate is what made me crack up XD (And the fact Lust is like #7 on the list, making one of the least of the deadly sins XD)
Rappydappydappy McTappyraptorix on June 20th, 2005 08:22 pm (UTC)

*giggles at everything up to the gate*

Envy, Wrath, and Pride are all considered "Bad Love"... My stupid little mind is giggling about that for some reason...

Sloth has too little love

And Gluttony, Greed, and Lust have icky love... XD

Okay, now that 'Indolence', 'Unshriveness', and 'Excumunicatedness' are part of this little tower thingy ma-bob... We'll be seeing some Mary-Sue sins based on those three... @_@
Imagination at it's finestdragontrap on June 20th, 2005 08:38 pm (UTC)
LOL Well I will let you know that Ignorance comes in right at the Gate (Well he's an agent of the Gate, but anyway XD.. That's my little FMA Fanmade Sin for ya)
slitherer-outergazelle on June 20th, 2005 08:38 pm (UTC)
Hahaha I remember reading that years ago (in 7th grade, lol, I was a weird kid)... what's more fun is looking at the ways each sin is punished...

All I remember right now is that the lustful are blown about in an eternal wind (among them was Helen of Troy)... and one group was frozen from the chest down in a lake, I forget which sin it was, but they betrayed their families. People who comitted suicide were turned into bushes who bled when you broke their branches, and that would make their actual body lose the corresponding part, and on judgement day they'd have to drag their bodies around since they didn't appreciate them... and I know one level, you're being worked to death in a lava pit by demons, stereotypical Hell fare, and I think down there there's another city (not the same one as the one in limbo)...

OH AND THE POPES! They're being pushed head-first into a furnace, one on top of another. And then there's JUDAS, BRUTUS, and some random guy being shoved into Satan's mouth right before Dante leaves Hell. Because they're the worst sinners. I'm not too sure about that. :/
Imagination at it's finestdragontrap on June 20th, 2005 08:45 pm (UTC)
lol Interesting... I may enjoy this after all XD (And FMA will so be invading my brain the entire time XD)
slitherer-outergazelle on June 20th, 2005 08:48 pm (UTC)
It's a dense read, but it's so much fun...

Oh god... I have FOND CHILDHOOD MEMORIES of Dante's Inferno. o.O;; That is so wrong.
The Glass Swordsannask on June 20th, 2005 11:41 pm (UTC)
it's because they were 'trusted traitors'. They are examples of people, close and trusted people, who turned on their friend and killed him.

I don't remember the exact wording or whatever, but between "love" and "trust" and "betrayal".... it's all interlinked. and betrayal (destruction of trust) of the closest kinds of love was the worst sin.... etc. etc.
slitherer-outergazelle on June 20th, 2005 11:56 pm (UTC)
I can understand that arguement for Judas, but I'm sort of iffy on Brutus... it seemed like Brutus was sort of dragged into everything, it's not like he orchestrated Caesar's death. At least, if I'm to believe my history prof (I trust him more than Shakespeare, though Shakespeare presented it that way too). But wasn't he his illegitimate son or something? I forget.

Then again, seeing Brutus holding a blade is supposedly what made Caesar give up on living. ;_;
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slitherer-outergazelle on June 21st, 2005 01:04 pm (UTC)
That was CASSIUS being shoved into Satan's mouth? o.O;; I thought it was one of Dante's contemporaries, one of Dante's not-so-subtle political statements. I should check... lol

And Iago... talk about issues. I love all the homosexual former lover theories about him and Othello... hahaha... in high school our teacher tried lecturing us on it, and people were so scandalized.
slitherer-outergazelle on June 21st, 2005 01:08 pm (UTC)
OH SHIZ it was Cassius!

Does this mean Caesar > Jesus, since it took two traitors to bring him down? lol Then again, Caesar was only one of the greatest mind Classical Rome produced, and Jesus was only the son of god... Then again, Jesus only had one traitor. But it took two to bring down Caesar!

Ok, I'll stop now.
Megmegkips on June 21st, 2005 03:44 am (UTC)
Wait until you keep on reading Purgitorio. *Is a self professed divine comedy geek* It's more similar to FMA than people say The Inferno is.
Imagination at it's finestdragontrap on June 21st, 2005 07:17 am (UTC)
Ooo... I'll keep that in mind XD
yaminokurisu on June 21st, 2005 08:51 am (UTC)