Dante's adventure clearly shows that the souls of hell are punished, as I thought. Punishments range from living in filth to painful tortures. Dante expands his idea of hell being made up of circles that descend based on sin. While this idea makes sense, I have never been exposed to that thought. This concept creates constant surprises and extremely interesting imagery.
Dante was also a politician, while he was in Rome much of the city was destroyed, the Pope banished him from Florence unless he were to pay a fine even though he was innocent of such sin (wiki). In Inferno, poem written by Durante (Dante) Alighieri, Dante is a character who travels alongside another on a quest through all parts of hell and the different sins that place humans in them. Dantes use of rhetoric and his vacillating tone make his poem interesting and unforgettable. In Inferno, Dante talks about the parts of hell and the different punishments to go with all kinds of sins.The writer purpose is to alarm and terrify his audience, and anybody who has taken part in sinning to help them become less sinful. To begin, Dante has shown he is credible when we was exiled from his home town due to someone else sins.the poems intended audience is all the people on earth.
AP Literature Research Paper of Dante’s Inferno By Brian McCaughey In the book Inferno by Dante Alighieri, the main character is led by the spirit Virgil through the nine layers of Hell. During this journey, Dante encounters many sinners that have been condemned to Hell for sins ranging from being unbaptized (layer 1) to treachery against man and country (layer 9), with each layer being more torturous than the previous. Many characters from a range of novels can be categorized into at least one of the layers of Hell based on whatever sin they committed. One character that could be condemned to Hell is George Wilson from The Great Gatsby. He was responsible for not only the murder of Jay Gatsby but also his own suicide.
In Dante’s Inferno, an epic poem about Dante’s journey into the depths of Hell, he comes across many different evils that we experience in everyday life on Earth. Virgil takes Dante through rings of Hell where he witnesses the punishing of sinners for different things, such as lacking self control or violence. These sins are broken down into specifics, but of all the many crimes Dante speaks of, it is worth noting that sex crimes do not come up as their own ring in Inferno. Understandably so, since at the time it may have been taboo to talk about. However, in modern society, sex crimes are a growing problem that are gaining attention.
The Duchess, a symbol of motherhood and light, is unfazed by these horrors because she believes her family already dead, but she does explain that “the earth” seems made “of flaming sulphur” (4.2.26). And when Bosola tells her she must keep living, she makes it clear that hell is truly on Earth—“That’s the greatest torture souls feel in hell,/In hell: that they must live, and cannot die” (4.1.70-1), The Cardinal and Ferdinand are particularly responsible for bringing this fire to her world. Ferdinand is constantly associated with fire, by others and in his own language. He says only the Duchess’s “whore’s blood” can put out his “wild-fire” (2.5.46-7), he imagines killing her children by having them “burning in a coal-pit” (2.5.69), lighting “them like a match” after dipping them in “sulphur” (2.5.71-2). Additionally, he is associated with salamanders—at the time of the play, thought to live in fire—multiple times.
The three character’s role in this book is to torture one another. From how the book was written it seems like Sartre got his idea of hell from his surroundings and experiences on earth. First, the setting of the story is not anything like what people would perceive as hell. Many people believe that hell bestow physical torture and not mentally upon sinners. For example, Garcin entered one of the rooms in hell.
“ This day I ceased to plead…My eyes were open and I was alone-terribly alone in a world without God…without love or mercy” (Wiesel,65). This quote shows Elie beginning to lose his faith, and therefore his hope. He has suffered so much that he has stopped trying to escape the darkness, he has embraced it. As a result of this tumultuous time in his life, Elie is forever changed. He says "The night was gone.
[(This sentence is confusing and unclear. I am unsure what your main idea is for this essay based on this introduction.] Satre proves existentialism does exist and how it symbolizes life in hell is just like life on earth, but the only difference is that there is more stress and agony in hell. I feel that I believe in existentialism, because I believe that no one goes through life without questioning one’s own existence. Towards the end of the book, Garcin says “Hell is other people.” Tthis relates to existentialism because it shows Garcin that outside influence causes interference with one self, and causes them to make bad decisions in life.
Therefore as they step out of this world, which many claim as cruel, they enter into a true living hell in which they are doomed for eternity. All punishment given to the sinners in hell according to Dante seem perfectly reasonable. For example all the fortune tellers and people who tried to see into the future and refused to acknowledge what they had right in front of them, had their heads turned around so that they will always see behind and may never again see what they have in front of them like they did so during their life. Many would say ' how can a God that is claimed to be so merciful torture people in such a way? ', and others would mindlessly agree.
Paradise Lost begins, not with the expected potential heroes of the Genesis stories, God or man, but he begins instead with Satan, thereby placing focus on him and his actions. Milton, introducing Satan by blaming him for the fall of man, "Who first seduced them to that foul revolt?/Th' infernal Serpent..." (1.33-34), appears to set him up as the definitive adversary, not just of the epic, but of humanity. He briefly tells of Satan's pride that led him to try to overthrow God and how he was cast into Hell, but he also tells us, "...for now the thought/Both of lost happiness and lasting pain/Torments him..."(1.55-56), right away trying to make Satan someone to be pitied, more human and less evil. Milton describes Satan's physical character to be "in bulk as huge/As whom the fables name of monstrous size,/ Titanian..."(1.196-198), and then "Deeming some island," (1.205), meaning Satan's size is so vast a sailor would mistake him for an island on which he can moor his boat. Satan's size growing larger with each new comparison supports Satan as the hero.