Dante's Inferno Canto 7 Summary and Analysis

Dante Alighieri

Canto 7 Summary and Analysis

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Pluto: God of the underworld and riches; at entrance to the Fourth Circle

The Hoarders and the Spendthrifts: Condemned to push and pull great weights for their sins

The Wrathful: Those who are ferocious and those who withdraw in black sulkiness and can find no joy; condemned to a marsh

Summary
As Dante and Virgil enter the Fourth Circle, they encounter Pluto. Pluto begins to say a chant to Satan. Virgil reminds Dante that Satan has no power over them.

Dante compares the movements of the souls in the Fourth Circle with the waves caused by the Charybdis. The souls hoarded and...

(The entire section is 539 words.)