Dante's Inferno Canto 32 Summary and Analysis

Dante Alighieri

Canto 32 Summary and Analysis

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Napoleone and Alexandro degli Alberto: Two shades in Region i, Circle IX; brothers; slew one another in fight over family land

Sassol Mascheroni: In Region i, Circle IX; murdered uncle’s only son (Sassol’s cousin) and took the inheritance.

Camicion de’ Pazzi: Introduced shades to Dante in Region i, Circle IX; quick to identify other wrong-doers; less-likely to identify own wrongs; murdered Ubertino, his own kinsman

Summary
Dante has doubts about his ability to describe with words what he has seen in Hell. A new sight reaches his eyes in Region i of Circle IX. He sees a river, the river...

(The entire section is 747 words.)