En el caso de Beatriz Viterbo, la protagonista de "El Aleph", concurren varias figuras canonicas, Beatrice Portinari y Brynhild, en primer plano, y Helena de Troya, de manera tangencial.
In Beatriz Viterbo's case, several canonic figures come together: Beatrice Portinari and Brynhild in first place, and secondarily, Helen of Troy.
En este tenor, la critica ha establecido ya el conocido paralelismo entre los personajes de "El Aleph" y La divina comedia: "Desde este angulo, 'Borges' es Dante, Beatriz Viterbo es Beatrice Portinari (tan desdenosa del poeta florentino como la argentina lo es del autor) y Carlos Argentino Daneri es a la vez Dante y Virgilio" (Rodriguez Monegal, 1993: 372).
El sustantivo "reliquia" la acerca a la naturaleza augusta de la virgen, los santos o Beatrice Portinari, mientras que el adjetivo "atroz" la aproxima al Aleph, revelacion sobrenatural y tremebunda, donde resalta, no obstante, la ausencia de lo beatifico.
Out of this chastening grief of exile both from his native Florence and his beloved, Beatrice Portinari, Dante wrought a new life.
There Beatrice Portinari is his beatitude, his porter and portal away from the insanity of turbulent Florence to an ideal city, a haven, heaven itself.
In chapter two, he presents the genealogy of the Alighieri family, the growth of Florence, and the happy coincidence of Dante's first glimpse of Beatrice Portinari, whose family were his neighbors.
In late 1287, Beatrice Portinari is married and the conditions are set for the next major change in Dante's life.
The Vita Nuova tells the story of Dante's love for the Florentine lady Beatrice Portinari
Beatrice is usually identified as Beatrice Portinari
, the daughter of a noble Florentine family, who married Simone de' Bardi and died at the age of 24 on June 8, 1290.
The original Beatrice was probably Beatrice Portinari
(1266 - 90), who married Simone de ' Bardi.
About 1285 Dante married Gemma Donati, to whom he had been betrothed since 1277, but his life was given its direction by his spiritual love for Beatrice Portinari