|Boccaccio's Depiction of The Plague vs. Today's Treatment
of AIDS Victims : A 4 page comparison between the social
problem described in the opening of Boccaccio's
"Decameron" and the present-day AIDS dilemma. The writer
describes how individuals affected with the Black Plague
were treated very much like contemporary AIDS victims in
terms of their alienation from society. AIDS is also regarded
as being a somewhat different epidemic as it mostly affects
only certain high-risk groups whereas the Plague could strike
anyone, anywhere, at any time -- and no one knew why. No
Decameron: A 3 page essay that examines
how the ribald tales of Giovanni Boccaccio in his fourteenth
century book, The Decameron, reflected the changing social
structure brought about by the Black Death and also
foreshadowed the intellectual freedom which would develop
as part of the Renaissance. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
Castiglione's "The Courtier" and Neoplatonic Beauty
the Renaissance : A 6 page paper on this landmark work in
Renaissance literature and the art that shared its
aesthetic goals. The writer details Castiglione's view of
Neoplatonic beauty, and then relates it specifically to the
works of two Renaissance artists, Michelangelo and
Leonardo da vinci. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Castig.wps
Dante's "Inferno" : A 2 page discussion of Canto V
Dante's "Inferno." Please call for more information. No
Dantes Inferno / The Characterization Of Dante
Own Divine Comedy : A 6 page paper dealing with the
question of why Dante chose to use himself as the
protagonist, and shows how the four levels of meaning in the
story all come together in the characterization of Dante.
Bibliography lists five sources. Divinec.wps
Dantes Inferno / The Divine Comedy --
Of Beatrice : A 6 page paper discussing the most famous
epic poem of the Middle Ages, The Divine Comedy by
Dante. The paper answers the question of why Dante chose
to use his departed beloved as the central female figure of the
poem, and shows how the four levels of meaning in the story
all come together in the characterization of Beatrice.
Bibliography lists five sources. Divine.wps
Dantes Divine Comedy vs. Chaucers
Tales/ Evil : An 8 page paper analyzing the way evil is
portrayed in The Canterbury Tales and The Divine Comedy.
The paper concludes that whereas Dante sees evil as being a
catastrophic impediment toward mans attainment of the
divine -- and thus something to be taken very, very seriously
-- Chaucer sees its human manifestations in what we would
actually consider a more modern sense: as irony.
Bibliography lists 7 sources. Evildc.wps
Dante & The Bible -- Temptation & Gods Directive :
A 5 page paper that provides a creative look at the issues of
temptation and action against the directive of God as these
themes are represented in a number of famous works,
including the Bible and Dantes Divine Comedy.
Bibliography lists 5 sources. Tempgod.wps
Dantes Inferno / Theme Of Betrayal : A 5
looking at Cantos 31, 32, and 34. The paper analyzes The
Inferno in terms of imagery, characterization, and theme,
with a particular look at Dantes horror of betrayal.
Bibliography lists one source. Dante4.wps
Dantes Inferno / Canto III Analyzed : This
research paper examines the pivotal Canto III of the
"Inferno" by Italian poet Dante Alighieri. Specific passages
are analyzed, with the position that this medieval allegory
laid the foundation for Christian conservative groups such as
the New England Puritans, and questions whether or not
theirs was a forgiving God. Bibliography lists 9 sources.