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.