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What would be a good expository essay topic to write about for Dante's The Divine Comedy?

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I suggest that you do not try to write about the entire Divine Comedy but focus on a single episode or canto. The part that interests me the most personally is the episode involving Francesca da Rimini. Here is a quote from the Wikipedia online encyclopedia:

In the first volume of The Divine Comedy , Dante and Virgil meet Francesca and her lover Paolo in the second circle of hell, reserved for the lustful. Here, the couple is trapped in an eternal whirlwind, doomed to be forever swept through the air just as they allowed themselves to be swept away by their passions. Dante calls out to the lovers, who are compelled to briefly pause before him, and he speaks with Francesca. She...

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