Canto 33 Summary and Analysis
Count Ugolino della Gherardesca: Guelph leader who ate human flesh; imprisoned in the Tower of Famine; saw sons and grandsons starve
Archbishop Ruggieri degli Ubaldini: Imprisoned Count Ugolino
Friar Alberigo: Soul in Patolomaea, where traitors to their guests reside
Ser Branca d’ Oria: Shade in Patolomaea responsible for murder
The shade who had eaten of the body of another person begins to speak to Dante. He tells Dante that he is Count Ugolino and that his victim is Archbishop Roger. In life he had trusted Roger, but Roger had betrayed him.
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