We will look at some selections from the start of Purgatorio . Choose one of the


We will look at some selections from the start of Purgatorio . Choose one of the 6 questions to answer or choose your own. Include a quotation from the reading in your response.1) Beatrice makes quite an entrance in Purgatorio 30, but Virgil also makes his exit. Why can’t Virgil continue to be Dante’s guide once Beatrice arrives? Include a quotation from the reading in your post. Have you ever been in a situation where you’ve had to choose between friendship and love?2) In Purgatorio 30, line 55, we hear the poet’s name for the first time in the entire Divine Comedy. Look at the simile to an admiral that follows this moment. What happens when someone we love uses our name? Why does Dante (the poet) decide to name Dante (the pilgrim) at this point in the story? Include a quotation from the reading in your post.3) In canto XXXI, Dante goes through an experience of admitting his guilt before being washed in the River Lethe that helps the penitent to forget their mistakes. Why do you think we need to name our wrongs in order to seek forgiveness? (Extra points if you can connect this “confession” moment to Augustine.) Include a quotation from the reading in your answer. Do you ever have trouble forgetting your wrongs, even after receiving forgiveness?4) The end of canto XXXI is really strange. Dante addresses the reader directly at line 124. What is going on with the Griffon (you can find more information on page 307 in Canto XXXII)? Why so much focus on where Dante may look or see? Why does Dante want our attention here? In your answer, include a quotation from the reading.5) The pageant in Canto XXXII is delightfully confusing. What three moments struck you? What do you think they symbolize? Why is Beatrice at the end of this pageant? And how do you interpret the transformation of the chariot? (The endnotes provide some help, but I’m more interested in what you think this all means.)6) What do you make of the fact that Dante places the Garden of Eden at the top of mount purgatory just before any soul’s entrance into heaven? In your answer, include a quotation from Cantos XXXII or XXXIII. How does Dante invite us to think about sin and the world?7) Choose your own adventure option: select anyone ONE terzina (three lines) from one of the readings in the CIT Reader and write a 250 word post about it.