Great Books II   Spring 2017
  Reading Questions  

January 16




Focusing on V-VIII

NOTE: Read one Canto per day, aloud.


  1. How does Minos symbolize hell?

  2. Explicate the sin and punishment of Paolo & Francesca.

  3. What is at the core of the weight shared by the misers and prodigals?

  4. What is the common problem/issue shared by the wrathful and slothful?

  5. Why are these pairs (m/p & w/s) adjacent to one another in the fourth circle?

  6. Are we to pity sinners?