And what an addiction The Divine Comedy inspired: There is no third. To Hell and back Dante narrates The Divine Comedy in the first person as his own journey to Hell and Purgatory by way of his guide Virgil, the poet of Roman antiquity who wrote the Aeneid, and then to Heaven, led by his ideal woman Beatrice, a fellow Florentine for whom he felt romantic longing but who died at a very young age.
He is a stray Xoloitzcuintle Miguel adopted as his pet and friend. Dante has a weakness toward food, as it led Miguel to embarrassing situations in the film.
Although Dante is superficially goofy and simple-minded, it is shown that he is smarter than he looks. However, these attempts were motivated by benevolent intentions. Dante was eager to help Miguel find who he was looking for, although being a dog, his actions came across as the dog being overly excited and random.
Dante can also sense spirits and was therefore the only living creature to live in the Land of the Dead. While he is utmost loyal to his owner, Dante is very sensitive when people close to him hurt his feelings.
However, his loyalty is proven when he never gives up looking for Miguel, allowing the Riveras to rescue Miguel later in the film. Physical appearance Like most dogs of the Xoloitzcuintle breed, Dante is a skinny, almost hairless dog with wrinkled brown skin and long legs. He appears to be under-conditioned with a tear on his left ear, given the fact that he is a stray.
He is often seen with his tongue sticking out, due to his missing teeth. He would retain this appearance only in the Land of the Dead. When he returned to Santa Cecilia, he resumed his Xoloitzcuintle form.
Role in the film Dante first appears coming out of a trashcan after Miguel drums it and an alebrije stall close by. Miguel greets his friend and they walk into town. This proves to be a problem to Abuelita Elena who after berating a mariachi with her chancla in the Mariachi Plaza chases Dante who tries to follow Miguel home off with her chancla as she escorts her grandson home.
Miguel asks him to hide under it as Abuelita arrives. This makes Miguel realize that his great-great grandfather has the same guitar as Ernesto and believes him to be the same person. He then leads Miguel to the deceased Rivera family members and accompanies them to the Land of the Dead.
Dante tries to bring Miguel back but is rejected by Miguel as a result. At first, Dante struggles to fly after due to his small wings and keeps falling during the journey back to the deceased Riveras.
Gallery The Disney Wiki has a collection of images and media related to Dante. According to Lee Unkrichthe Xolo is featured in legends of the Aztec afterlife where the traveler needed to have a Xolo with them to make the journey through the afterlife.
In real life, this is because the Xolo is genetically prone to losing teeth and their tongue will hang out when this happens. He was famously known for writing the narrative poem Divine Comedyin which Dante himself goes through the three realms of the afterlife Hell, Purgatory, and Paradise to reach salvation, for he was so morally confused he lost his right way.
In the film, Miguel named Dante after the horse Ernesto de la Cruz owned in his films. During the film, Miguel passes by a table of alebrije figures. Next to the table was a trash can that Dante popped out of, foreshadowing that Dante is a spirit guide.Literature Study Guides for all your favorite books!
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