Inferno

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Guido da Montefeltro Character Analysis

Dante speaks with Guido in the eighth trench of the eighth circle of hell. Guido gave false advice to the pope. The pope absolved Guido in advance of his sins, but he still ended up in hell because he did not actually repent his sins when he was supposedly absolved.

Guido da Montefeltro Quotes in Inferno

The Inferno quotes below are all either spoken by Guido da Montefeltro or refer to Guido da Montefeltro. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:
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). Note: all page and citation info for the quotes below refers to the Penguin Classics edition of Inferno published in 1950.
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Guido da Montefeltro Character Timeline in Inferno

The timeline below shows where the character Guido da Montefeltro appears in Inferno. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Canto 27
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...so he tells Dante about his life. (From his life story, he is identifiable as Guido da Montefeltro, though he doesn't state his name.) He says that he was a cunning... (full context)
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Guido was hesitant to help, but Pope Boniface promised to absolve him of his sins ahead... (full context)