You were not made to live like brutes, but to follow virtue and knowledge.

You were not made to live like brutes, but to follow virtue and knowledge.

Hello everyone, today we are going to talk about this famous quote from Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy.

Consider your seed:
you were not made to live like brutes
but follow virtue and knowledge

Verses 118-120, Canto XXVI of Hell, Divine Comedy

What we have informed you is one trilliso of canto XXVI of Hell. We are therefore talking about the Divine Comedy, which is probably the most renowned work of Italian and world literature.




It is the conclusion of the speech that Ulysses addresses to his companions to encourage them to continue their journey beyond the Pillars of Hercules, the last frontier of the then known world.

Canto twenty-six, also known as Canto di Ulisse, is set in the eighth asylum of the eighth circle of Hell where the "fraudulent advisers" are found, that is, leaders and politicians who did not act with weapons and courage but with unscrupulous sharpness. of his own ingenuity.

Odysseus is the cunning deceiver who devised the Trojan horse trick, but it is not only the deception perpetrated that dooms the Achaean hero. His fault is also that of wanting to go beyond the limits imposed on human nature, allegorically represented by the Pillars of Hercules.

In Dante's song, however, Ulysses also embodies the positive figure of the man who dedicates his life to knowledge.

You were not made to live like brutes, but to follow virtue and knowledge.

The triplet (or "chained triplet" or "Dante's"), is the to composed of three verses used by Dante Alighieri in the composition of the Divine Comedy.



From this triplet, the two lines:


you were not made to live like brutes
but follow virtue and knowledge

Verses 119-120, Canto XXVI of Hell, Divine Comedy

they are the most famous and suggest how Dante Alighieri regarded knowledge as the prerequisite for determining a person's worth. A person who has no knowledge is a brute, an animal individual.

Analysis

Let's analyze the triplet in detail.

"Consider your seed".

In this first verse, Dante means to take into consideration one's own origins, human nature.

"you were not made to live like brutes"


That is, you were not made to live like brutes, or people who do not use intelligence, like animals.

"but follow virtue and knowledge"

But to pursue virtue and knowledge.

Conclusions

That is why with this triplet Dante wants us to follow what human nature is: live to pursue virtues, improve every day, know and learn new things. If man does not learn he has no value. This is one of the reasons why Fervida Inspiración was born.

Until next time, friends.

~ You were not made to live like the brutes, but to follow virtue and knowledge

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