Dante's Inferno Canto 33 Summary and Analysis

Dante Alighieri

Canto 33 Summary and Analysis

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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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