Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Purgatorio 15: Three moments of blindness

Three times in canto 15, Dante loses his power of sight: with the angel, during the "visione estatica," and in the thick enveloping smoke at the end. All this during the setting of the sun. The play of blindness and vision will continue through the next cantos, which are at the literal center of the Commedia.

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