Dante Alighieri is lost in the dark forest.
He wants to climb the mountain
and find his path from there.
3 beasts are blocking his way:
- a leopard
- a lion
- a she-wolf.
The Roman poet Virgil appears.
He will be the guide of Dante.
He will help him find the way.
But their path will take them through Hell.
Then, they will reach Paradise.
Dante and Virgil go through the gates of Hell.
There are nine circles of Hell.
Each circle of Hell is for a different sin.
In the ninth circle of Hell, Dante and Virgil meet Lucifer.
After that, they travel back to Earth.
Then, Dante and Virgil climb Mount Purgatory.
The souls on Mount Purgatory
are divided into seven terraces.
Each terrace represents a different kind of sin.
The souls on each terrace
must suffer for their sins.
Then, they can move on to the next terrace.
The sins punished in Purgatory are seven deadly sins.
Finally, Dante and Virgil arrive to Paradise.
There are nine spheres of Paradise.
Angels and the blessed live there.
The highest circle is the Empyrean.
God lives there.
Dante finds his path and sees God.
The Divine Comedy is a complex work.
There are many different interpretations of its meaning.
One of them is that the poem is a journey of the soul
from sin to salvation.