Dr. Keely Tary

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Dante Alighieri's The Divine Comedy is renowned all around the globe for its impact on literary history as a whole. This research paper delves into the structure of human redemption as portrayed in Dante's epic masterpiece. Through a comprehensive analysis of the narrative structure, allegory, and symbolism, employed by Dante, this study illuminates the underlying framework that guides the protagonist and readers on a transformative journey through the afterlife. By examining the divisions of Inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradiso, this paper reveals the hierarchical nature of sin, the ever-progressive path of spiritual growth, and the ultimate attaining of salvation and understanding of the divine. Drawing primarily upon structuralism as discussed by Northrop Frye, this research paper examines how the structure and spatial movement of The Divine Comedy highlights the significance of Divine Love and the human quest towards redemption. Ultimately, this research contributes to a deeper understanding of Dante's enduring message of redemption and its enduring relevance for readers across time and cultures.