Light and Dark Quotes in Inferno
The Inferno quotes below all refer to the symbol of Light and Dark. 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: Note: all page and citation info for the quotes below refers to the Penguin Classics edition of Inferno published in 1950.).
Canto 1 Quotes
Midway this way of life we're bound upon,
I woke to find myself in a dark wood,
Where the right road was wholly lost and gone.
Canto 16 Quotes
So may thy soul these many years abide
Housed in thy body, and the after-light
Of fame shine long behind thee.
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Light and Dark Symbol Timeline in Inferno
The timeline below shows where the symbol Light and Dark appears in Inferno. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...seriously upset with him, Dante follows him forward. Dante can hardly see anything in the darkness, but hears a loud horn that makes thunder seem quiet by comparison. Dante thinks that... (full context)