Dante's Inferno Canto 10 Summary and Analysis

Dante Alighieri

Canto 10 Summary and Analysis

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Farinata degli Uberti: Leader of the Ghibellines, the party responsible for killing Dante’s grandfather; favored imperial authority

Cavalcante dei Cavalcanti: A shade who was once of the Guelph party

Summary
Virgil and Dante pass near the city walls. Virgil reminds Dante that in the days of Jehoshaphat those buried shall come anew. They are greeted by Farinata degli Uberti. Dante and Farinata exchange words about the fighting between the Ghibellines and the Guelph parties through the years. Farinata foretells the length of Dante’s exile and explains that the dead have knowledge of the future. Farinata...

(The entire section is 432 words.)