Purgatorio, Canto 20
Jennifer Holberg is a Professor of English and Gender Studies at Calvin University as well as the Co-Director of the Calvin Center for Faith and Writing. She is interested in the intersection of faith and literature, and she is the author of Shouts and Whispers: Twenty-One Writers Speak about their Writing and their Faith.
Questions for Reflection
- How do lines 10-15 echo Inferno 1? Why do you think Dante chooses to revisit the opening canto here?
- How does Dante view French royalty?
- What makes the mountain shake (124-129)?
- Dr. Jennifer Holberg
- Calvin University
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