Deliberately using human reason to corrupt others leads to betrayal, condemnation, and silence. Dante Alighieri uses his Divine Comedie, The Inferno, to portray the sins man commits in life and the punishments man deserves. In the early circles of Hell, the persons damned are able to speak and express emotions. Cantos four through eight contain sinners who threatened social order and could not control their desires. Dante expresses his opinion of sins when he places the lustful, the avarice-filled, and the panderers in upper Hell.
Nonetheless, the revenge takes over Chillingworth’s life describing, "…That old man's revenge [is] blacker than my sin. He [violates], in cold blood, the sanctity of a human heart…" (141). Chillingworth is an example of the darkness Puritans possess as they punish others for not following the laws of society. Just like the Puritan community, Chillingworth wants to make Dimmesdale and Hester regret the sin they have committed and go back on a path of religious devotion to God. Subsequently, not
Although good and evil coexists within people, without the inhibition of authority, people can be influenced towards evil. Jack demonstrated his metamorphosis towards an evil character through these words, “We’ll raid them and take fire.” (Golding William, Lord of the Flies, Page 136). Jack’s tribe was in need of a fire, and Jack decided to solve the problem by looting the other tribe. Looting is an extreme and violent way to gain things from other people. It is recognized as an unacceptable and wicked action in a civilized society and will be punished severely.
My personal belief is that More was a man with little compassion for others. One piece of evidence to suggest that More was a cruel man is stated in Source N. In the source Ackroyd states “he tied heretics to a tree in his Chelsea garden and whipped them”. This is definitive evidence of More’s lack of compassion and cruelty towards others, as a man with compassion surely could not attack others in such a heinous and viscous way. Source O is also critical of More. Within the source it is stated how More was often “taunting and mocking” people.
Dante’s Inferno Relevance to Today Dante created a hell in Dante’s Inferno that portrays what Dante believe hell was. Dante’s hell is outlandish to many readers, but in some instances the text does have relevance to today’s society. In other cases, the times have changed therefore the relevance of Dante’s Inferno to today’s society has decreased. Gluttony is one of the most persistent issues today. In Dante’s hell, people that were accused of this sin constantly get rained on by fecal matter to punish them for what they have done.
For example when Benvilio says “I do but keep the peace.” To which tybalt replies “…peace? I hate the word. As I hate hell, all montagues and thee.” Tybalt clearly expresses his anger towards the montagues by comparing them to hell. The word “hell” is very powerful and is used to insult the montagues. To be compared to hell in those days would have been extremely bad, because hell is the ultimate punishment and there is nothing worse than hell.
They are either feeling guilty because of their subconscious or they are being punished by a being of “higher” power. Gary found out that there are consequences for not obeying “Gods Law”, the same goes for Adam and Eve. So overall the moral of the story: if you don’t obey, you will pay. Gary knew what he had done was wrong, he says “I knew sin was what you took and didn’t give back”, and he was
He was responsible for not only the murder of Jay Gatsby but also his own suicide. Assuming that these two crimes are the worst that Wilson committed, he would be condemned to the seventh layer of Hell, which is the layer that punishes sinners for violence. This layer is divided into three different rings, each worse than the last. The first is murder, which condemns murderers to be boiled in blood eternally, as they “wallowed in blood in their own lifetimes.” However, George would not be placed in this ring, because the offense for suicide is greater than that for murder. The punishment for those who have committed suicide is to be placed in the second ring of the seventh layer.
A Defense of the Death Penalty Louis P. Pojman The death penalty serves as both a deterrent for would be murderers and a fitting punishment for those who intentionally and out of malice take the life of another human being. Retribution: It is sometimes argued that the death penalty serves as a form of revenge for the victims of heinous crimes. For those who argue from this stance, revenge is never the proper method for assigning punishment because it is done out of anger and with the intent of inflicting harm upon another human being. Vengeance itself is not the basis for designating the death penalty. Instead retribution is justification enough, although it may be accompanied by feelings of anger and hatred.
Furthermore, his reasons and justifications for murdering the pawn broker lead the reader to believe rather strongly that Raskolnikov is indeed a “bad” person. He had no true reason to kill Alyona Ivanovna except to see whether or not he had the guts to do it. However, he tried to justify his crime with the idea that “it wasn’t a human being [he] killed. It was a principle!” (p.274) Moreover, his Napoleonic mindset led him to believe that he was superior to both people like Alyona, whom he considered a hindrance to society, and to the average person. Therefore, according to his logic, he had the right to do as he pleased.