138. It will be observed that each of the three divisions of the
Divine Comedy ends with the word "Stars," suggesting and
symbolizing endless aspiration. At the end of the Inferno Dante
"re-beholds the stars"; at the end of the Purgatorio he is "ready
to ascend to the stars"; at the end of the Paradiso he feels the
power of "that Love which moves the sun and other stars." He is
now looking upon the morning stars of Easter Sunday.