Purgatorio
Purgatorio
by Dante Alighieri

Purgatorio Learning Guide: Table of Contents

Introduction
Analysis
Symbolism, Imagery, Allegory
Matilda
Dew and Lethe's Water
The Griffin and Chariot
The Eagle and the Fox
The Whore and the Giant
Light and Beauty
Ship Imagery
Child Imagery
Wing Imagery
The Seven P's
Three Steps into Purgatory Proper, the Guardian Angel, and the Two Keys of Saint Peter
Setting
Narrator Point of View
Genre
Tone
Writing Style
What’s Up With the Title?
What’s Up With the Ending?
Plot Analysis
Booker’s Seven Basic Plots Analysis: The Quest
Three Act Plot Analysis
Trivia
Steaminess Rating
Allusions
Brief Summary
Purgatory Canto I
Purgatory Canto II
Purgatory Canto III (Ante-Purgatory: the Late-Repentants; the base of the mountain: the Excommunicates)
Purgatory Canto IV (Ante-Purgatory, the First-Spur: the Indolent)
Purgatory Canto V (Ante-Purgatory, the Second Spur: Those Who Died by Violence and without Last Rites)
Purgatory Canto VI (Ante-Purgatory, the Second Spur: Those Who Died by Violence and without Last Rites)
Purgatory Canto VII (Ante-Purgatory: the Valley of the Rulers)
Purgatory Canto VIII (Ante-Purgatory: the Valley of the Rulers)
Purgatory Canto IX (Ante-Purgatory: the Valley of the Rulers)
Purgatory Canto X (The First Terrace: the Prideful)
Purgatory Canto XI (First Terrace: the Prideful)
Purgatory Canto XII (First Terrace: the Prideful)
Purgatory Canto XIII (Second Terrace: the Envious)
Purgatory Canto XIV (Second Terrace: the Envious)
Purgatory Canto XV (Third Terrace: the Wrathful)
Purgatory Canto XVI (Third Terrace: the Wrathful)
Purgatory Canto XVII (Third Terrace: the Wrathful, Fourth Terrace: the Slothful)
Purgatory Canto XVIII (Fourth Terrace: the Slothful)
Purgatory Canto XIX (Fifth Terrace: the Avaricious and Prodigal)
Purgatory Canto XX (Fifth Terrace: the Avaricious and the Prodigal)
Purgatory Canto XXI (Fifth Terrace: the Avaricious and the Prodigal)
Purgatory Canto XXII (Sixth Terrace: the Gluttonous)
Purgatory Canto XXIII (the Sixth Terrace: the Gluttonous)
Purgatory Canto XXIV (Sixth Terrace: the Gluttonous)
Purgatory Canto XXV (the Seventh Terrace: the Lustful)
Purgatory Canto XXVI (the Seventh Terrace: the Lustful)
Purgatory Canto XXVII (the Seventh Terrace: the Lustful)
Purgatory Canto XXVIII (The Earthly Paradise)
Purgatory Canto XXIX (The Earthly Paradise)
Purgatory Canto XXX (The Earthly Paradise)
Purgatory XXXI (The Earthly Paradise)
Purgatory Canto XXXII (the Earthly Paradise)
Purgatory Canto XXXIII (the Earthly Paradise)
Characters
Dante Alighieri
Dante Alighieri Timeline
Virgil
Virgil Timeline
Statius
Statius Timeline
Beatrice
Beatrice Timeline
Study Questions
Character Roles (Protagonist, Antagonist...)
Protagonist
Antagonist
GuideMentor
Foil
InformationTool
Tools of Characterization
Themes
Quotes
Time: Haste, Change
Time: Haste, Change Quotes
Love
Love Quotes
Education
Education Quotes
Art and Culture
Art and Culture Quotes
Politics
Politics Quotes
Suffering
Suffering Quotes
Faith
Faith Quotes
Fate and Free Will
Fate and Free Will Quotes
Pride
Pride Quotes
Language and Communication
Language and Communication Quotes
Best of the Web
Module Quizzes
Module Flashcards
Quotes (What was Said)
Quotes (What was Said) Flashcards
Quotes (What was Said) True or False
Themes (For the Most Part)
Themes (For the Most Part) Flashcards
Themes (For the Most Part) True or False
Symbols
Symbols Flashcards
Symbols True or False
I Think I Got a Touch of Purgatorio from That Chicken I Ate Last Night
I Think I Got a Touch of Purgatorio from That Chicken I Ate Last Night Flashcards
I Think I Got a Touch of Purgatorio from That Chicken I Ate Last Night True or False
Heaven Can Wait
Heaven Can Wait Flashcards
Heaven Can Wait True or False
Essay