Collected Fictions - The Maker: Part III Summary & Analysis

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The Maker: Part III Summary

Paradiso, XXXI, 108

How do people touch God, and touch the infinite, the author asks. A pilgrim is described as seeing Jesus Christ and the light of God.

Parable of the Palace

The Chinese Emperor shows off his palace. The poet recites a short poem about the Palace and then is executed for stealing, metaphorically speaking, the Palace.

Everything and Nothing

The story is about the playwright William Shakespeare. He is seen as so absorbed by acting and writing plays that he has no personal identity.

Ragnarok

The ancient gods that have been suppressed by Christianity appear. Suddenly, the gods are seen as criminal and are shot.

Inferno, I, 32

The leopard appears in Dante's inferno. Likewise, Dante dies a fugitive later, but first God tells him the great role he has in history. When Dante wakes up, he...

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