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Have any of you read Dante's Inferno and explain the meaning of this quote for me?

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posted on Feb, 9 2015 @ 12:13 PM
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Here's some background on dantes inferno.

Dante is dating Beatrice.
Dante goes on religious crusade.
Dante is told by priest all sins are absolved while on crusade.
Dante *cheats* on beatrice with prostitutes.
Beatrice dies.

Don't be Beatrice, my dear.




posted on Feb, 9 2015 @ 12:13 PM
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a reply to: Eunuchorn

Lol.
. The last part was a funny observation that I had not made. Hilarious.


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posted on Feb, 9 2015 @ 12:14 PM
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a reply to: Eunuchorn

I thought it was their seperation from each other that was his torment reference...

Thus coaxing her into a decision of "partnership" using a pseudo-intellectual stance.
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posted on Feb, 9 2015 @ 12:16 PM
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originally posted by: CharlieSpeirs
a reply to: Eunuchorn

I thought it was their seperation from each other that was his torment reference...

Thus coaxing her into a decision of "partnership" using a pseudo-intellectual stance.


Nope, one level too deep. His unconscious detachment is the same as waiting 2 days to respond to a text or call. Being passively controlling was just what felt most natural to him. He prob didn't even realize how him pursuing her is nothing like how Dante pursued Beatrice. Unless he cheated on her already, then it's sort of similar.



posted on Feb, 9 2015 @ 12:17 PM
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a reply to: Eunuchorn

It wasn't condescending. To the point only.



posted on Feb, 9 2015 @ 12:17 PM
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a reply to: Eunuchorn

It wasn't condescending. To the point only.



posted on Feb, 9 2015 @ 12:19 PM
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a reply to: zazzafrazz

Sorry zazzman, I'm naturally antagonistic, I was just poking fun at you

Edit:
Zazzlady?

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posted on Feb, 9 2015 @ 12:19 PM
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a reply to: Eunuchorn

I'm not Beatrice.
I think I'm Dante or Virgil.
The context suggests that one of us is either Dante or Virgil, hence underlined.



posted on Feb, 9 2015 @ 12:20 PM
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originally posted by: Eunuchorn

originally posted by: LittleByLittle
a reply to: TheBlueShiroux

In this case I would say let go totally and cut the cord. If he is the "building a mystery" type person then he will not know anything real anyway or be a good partner that helps each other out. If he is not a "building a mystery" type person then the things that is underlined have nothing to do with having a relationship with you but have to do with nature of what is.



I support this; he thinks he's being very deep & mysterious, which shows a lack of self understanding. What women need most in a man is self awareness & understanding. Men should be openly complimentary to you & your needs; not trying to hide behind someone else's poetry.

Also, dantes inferno is about descending through the 7 circles of hell. It may be a lovely sounding poem, but he's associating the amount of time you did spend together with the realm of everlasting torment.


In my experience, those who think they're deep and mysterious and try to act as such usually fail miserably at being either.

Often with funny, entertaining, and somewhat sad results. Much like the fella (I won't call him a "gent" as that certainly doesn't fit him) referenced by the OP.



posted on Feb, 9 2015 @ 12:23 PM
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originally posted by: TheBlueShiroux
a reply to: Eunuchorn

I'm not Beatrice.
I think I'm Dante or Virgil.
The context suggests that one of us is either Dante or Virgil, hence underlined.


No, the context is "don't leave me because I'm not leaving you."

Though I'm starting to get the impression you're not getting the answer you want to get here...



posted on Feb, 9 2015 @ 12:24 PM
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a reply to: Eunuchorn

Read the thread "did I meet this guy for a reason" please. I feel like that would give you a better perspective of what this relationship is like. I'm sorry to ask so many questions, it's just that this guy both intrigues me and terrifies me and I hadn't even thought of him in months, I had been seeing other men (that are successful and considerably better than him in every way) and he was in a long term relationship for a while, I believe.

I know it seems like I'm only asking for relationship advice. But this cryptic poem could mean so many things.
Like... It could be a love note or a suggestion for a suicide pact. And the fact that he's shown me it 3 times means something.



posted on Feb, 9 2015 @ 12:29 PM
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a reply to: Shamrock6

What answer are you assuming I want?
Also, I already left. Twice. Wait. Three times.
First I left him in the abandonment sense
And then I left him in the physical sense
So why would he tell me to not leave him?
He is leaving soon. He's going to college.
We both want to be scientists, but I doubt we will choose the same college.



posted on Feb, 9 2015 @ 12:29 PM
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originally posted by: Eunuchorn
a reply to: zazzafrazz

Sorry zazzman, I'm naturally antagonistic, I was just poking fun at you

Edit:
Zazzlady?


You are very much so. Funny at times, aggressive most of the other. It becomes tiresome to read for me, not in anger towards you but imagining what it must be like to exist in that state you live in constantly. I understand you have health issues you have mentioned you battle so I often just let slide often what you say.
Anyway, my post was truly just trying to help this girl to not lear to play games with people at this stage of her life, and she doesn't want to take this pattern with her in to her later years.

Zazzlady.



posted on Feb, 9 2015 @ 12:35 PM
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originally posted by: TheBlueShiroux

I know it seems like I'm only asking for relationship advice. But this cryptic poem could mean so many things.
Like... It could be a love note or a suggestion for a suicide pact. And the fact that he's shown me it 3 times means something.


I would not read too much into what you think he means and instead go with the context of that portion of Inferno. It deals with abandonment. Nothing more.

And I second Zazz's advice and have this conversation with him. If he does not want to tell you then he is a game player and time to move on, relationships should not be a guessing game or one up's man ship.



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posted on Feb, 9 2015 @ 12:38 PM
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originally posted by: TheBlueShiroux
a reply to: Eunuchorn

I'm not Beatrice.
I think I'm Dante or Virgil.
The context suggests that one of us is either Dante or Virgil, hence underlined.


That's actually his misinterpretation of your relationship in regards to the literature, not mine.

Edit:
Ya so either way, if he's Beatrice in the analogy, change your # & leave the state.
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posted on Feb, 9 2015 @ 12:39 PM
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a reply to: TheBlueShiroux

If he terrifies you and you get the impression of a suicide pact then I'm confused as to why you need help understanding his position.



posted on Feb, 9 2015 @ 12:42 PM
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originally posted by: zazzafrazz

originally posted by: Eunuchorn
a reply to: zazzafrazz

Sorry zazzman, I'm naturally antagonistic, I was just poking fun at you

Edit:
Zazzlady?


You are very much so. Funny at times, aggressive most of the other. It becomes tiresome to read for me, not in anger towards you but imagining what it must be like to exist in that state you live in constantly. I understand you have health issues you have mentioned you battle so I often just let slide often what you say.
Anyway, my post was truly just trying to help this girl to not lear to play games with people at this stage of her life, and she doesn't want to take this pattern with her in to her later years.

Zazzlady.


Just picture my avatar laughing at everything he says

After our lovely OPs last few posts, I think we need some more hard matron advice.

OP. You're young. He's an idiot. You've broken up multiple times already then it's time to burn bridges. & that poem.



posted on Feb, 9 2015 @ 12:44 PM
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a reply to: CharlieSpeirs

Because I don't know what to do.
And it's been a week since this happened.
And I keep distracting myself but my mind keeps going back to it.



posted on Feb, 9 2015 @ 12:46 PM
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a reply to: TheBlueShiroux

It seems that you want an answer that assigns some meaning to your tale other than the ones you've gotten.

I read your initial post. You live near a guy and run into him a lot. And that strikes you as odd? I guess I'm not seeing how a guy who knows where you live (even roughly) and lives nearby (roughly) and knows where you go to school and "likes" you bumping into you more than once is all that strange that there needs to be some sort of deep meaning attached to it.

You haven't left him because you're still in each other's orbit. He's still quoting the same thing he was quoting when you were what, 12? 13? He's assigned a meaning to it that you haven't.

Dunno man. Seems to me you're looking to assign a meaning to something that isn't exactly all that mind-boggling and odds-defying to begin with.
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posted on Feb, 9 2015 @ 12:48 PM
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Sometimes people use quotes and parables to get their point accross where they perhaps cannot do it on their own. Whether this is pathetic, passive aggressive, or not are unwarranted assumptions made by people who have never met him. Hopefully you can come to your own conclusions.







 
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