Ileah Glenn ENG 2110 M&W 3pm Dr. Voss Dante's Inferno chronicles a strange journey through hell, seeming familiar at times but shocking at others. As an American and a Christian, I think that my opinion on this could be crafted from my religion and our society, particularly its media. In my mind I’ve depicted hell as this place of immense torment bestowed on all sinners. My faith has taught me that those who sin go to hell to be punished. Dante's adventure clearly shows that the souls of hell are punished, as I thought.
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.
Also he says “you hang by a thread with the flames of divine wrath flashing about it and it and ready every moment to singe it” meaning that if sinners keep sinning the flames of hell will burn the only string they have to righteousness. He also tells them that if they keep disobeying God that he would “withdraw his hand, they would avail no more to keep you falling than the thin air” and at any moment that God feels as though you do not deserve to be in heaven he will drop you to the pits of hell. In addition, Edward also uses powerful diction that emphasizes God’s power. For example, he is a “sovereign” and has complete control over mankind. God is also very “discontent” he sees that mankind is not following the puritan community and feels as though they shall be punished by not being accepted into heaven but sent to hell, lastly God was “inconceivable”.
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.
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
God had created humans perfect but now this perfection was spoiled. So, accordingly none are innocent and therefore all deserve punishment at death. However, because of the sacrifice of Jesus all can gain forgiveness and be saved. So hell is a just punishment since all are guilty because of Original Sin. Heaven is open to all who accept their guilt and ask forgiveness.
Jonathan Edwards' purpose for writing Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God is to explain how people need to be aware that God is the only person savying them from hell. People don't recognize this and feel that God is soley protecting them from sickness and danger. In effect, God is building a warath of madness that can become loose at any moment. Edwards' use of metaphors in the passage was to portray the power that God has. These mataphors sent a message to his audience back then, and convey a powerful meaning to society today.
He curses the day of his birth as well as the night of his conception, stating “Why is life given to those who find it so bitter?” (p.512). Although Job announces some controversial questions, his faith continues to insist that God does know what is best for humans, he simply wants to know and understand God’s agenda, as asked “Why should the sufferer be born to see the light?”. Job had great confidence concerning his goodness, though challenged by his friends as they ignorantly assume that one only suffers if he has committed sin. More specifically, Eliphaz further claims that every human commits sin in God’s perspective, “Can a human being be righteous before God, a mere mortal pure before
Sin is an act frowned upon by most but done by many people anyway. It is unavoidable by some but others see those sinners as unfaithful and shall be condemned to hell. Through a palpable use of imagery, Donne pleads for his salvation and forgiveness of his transgressions from his God – a God which, in fact, echoes the wrathful lord of the Old Testament rather than the benevolent one of the New. Donne’s use of words like knock, blow, burn, break, imprison and ravish all give his poem a clear picture. He selects these choice words to depict how intense his prayer to be forgiven really is.