David, The Engineers and The Hypocrites

Advertisements The chasm of the Hypocrites is mainly filled with those who sinned against religion, the cloaks of the Hypocrites, are actually are instruments of torture. “Hypocrites – they wear gorgeous cloaks lined with lead; pretty outside, awful inside; heavy cloaks force them to behave sedately, although seething within; cloak true character in false appearance.”… Continue reading David, The Engineers and The Hypocrites

USCSS Covenant Decends Upon Paradise and Satan Descends Upon Earth

Advertisements The Covenant enters Planet 4’s atmosphere and Satan descends upon Earth; Plate 12 by Gustave Doré, from Paradise Lost  by John Milton 1866 This plate depicts Satan’s fall from grace as he is banished from Heaven, his entrance to Earth corrupts all mankind. The fate of the Covenant crew and the colonists is foreshadowed by the… Continue reading USCSS Covenant Decends Upon Paradise and Satan Descends Upon Earth

Death of Milburn, Fifield and Holloway

Advertisements Dante and Virgil enter a burning desert in Canto 14, confronted with souls laying flat, some crouching and some writhing, their punishment is to have fire rain down on them for all eternity. Some lay upon the ground, flat on their backs; (Milburn) some huddled in a crouch, and there they sat; (Fifield) and… Continue reading Death of Milburn, Fifield and Holloway

The Raft of Medusa in Prometheus

Advertisements The Raft of Medusa by Théodore Géricault (1818) Public Domain The travellers pass “the boundary that divides / the second from the third ring”  [Inf. 14.4-5] and see before them a witness to “the horrible art of justice”: a dread work that justice had devised [Inf. 14.6]. The third ring of the seventh circle is devoted… Continue reading The Raft of Medusa in Prometheus