Analysis of Dante and His Travels and How They Affected Him
This representation is brought about by the poem through excellent imaginative vision of the afterlife. The Divine Comedy was among the last works of Dante Alighieri, who met his death in 1321, a year after completion of this particular poem.
Dante treats him kindly and tells him, "Ciacco, your distress weighs upon me so that it moves me to tears." Again, remember it was Dante the Poet who chose him to represent the Gluttons. Thus, this far up in Hell, Dante is considerate for the feelings of the sinners and feels distress for the punishment they suffer.
Alighieri, Dante. The Divine Comedy. The Inferno, the Purgatorio, and the Paradiso, New York: First New American Library Printing,2003. Print.
Barker, Melanie. The Divine Interpretation: A Study of Metaphor in Dantes Inferno. n.d. Web.