Discussion topics: Exile, what is it? discuss it in terms of time and space (place); relation of exile to poetry/writing/language. Discuss a sin you find compelling and the punishment accords to it in hell (non-commitment? suicide? avrice? we discussed these in the park) Which one do you think is the characteristic sin of OUR TIMES (in Dante’s time it seems to have been the traitors). You may of course write on another topic.