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Dante's famous poems stands as a testament to the power of beautiful works of art to comfort our weary souls.

"Nel mezzo del cammin di nostra vita, mi ritrovai per una selva oscura..."

That is undeniable beauty.

But isn't it notable that the moral disorder in Dante's time was as bad or worse than it is now?

Dante's poem didn't rectify those dark days.

So, it is reasonable to hope or expect that Dante's poem will rectify our dark days?

Regardless, Dante's poem does do in our time what it did in Dante's time:

Provide the consolation of beauty in our minds.

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