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by Dante Alighieri

Beatrice Timeline and Summary

  • Beatrice arrives behind the procession and shows herself to Dante.
  • Beatrice rebukes Dante for crying over the disappearance of Virgil.
  • After the angels beg mercy for Dante, Beatrice begins accusing him of turning down the wrong path after her death.
  • Beatrice demands a confession from Dante. He confesses and then passes out.
  • Under the Tree of Knowledge, Beatrice charges Dante with a poetic mission.
  • Beatrice shows Dante the various attacks and transformations of the chariot and then prophecies on them.
  • Beatrice scolds Dante for letting his pride blind him to the truth of the Tree of Life.
  • Beatrice promises to speak “naked” words to Dante from now on.