Dante's Inferno Canto 28 Summary and Analysis

Dante Alighieri

Canto 28 Summary and Analysis

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Sowers of Discord: Created discord on earth; their bodies are torn apart in Hell

Mahomet: Founder of Islam (Mohammed)

Pier da Medicina: Incited civil strife; disseminated scandal and misrepresentation; incited feuds between two Romagna families

Curio: Brought about civil strife; tongue removed for punishment

Mosca: Brought Florentine division by creating Guelphs and Ghibellines

Bertrand de Born: Headless shade who helped increase feud between Henry II of England and his young son Prince Henry

Summary
Dante is appalled at the suffering he sees from the bridge over the Ninth Bowge. He tries, in vain, to...

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