Frodo and Sam, led by Gollum, in the novel are traveling to the city of MOrdor to destroy the ring of evil power, and Dante, led by Virgil, is going to the ends of Hell. The descriptions of the landscape and the dead suggest that each author has a warning for humankind: Dante illustrates the personal consequences of sin while
In Dante’s Inferno, he writes about his journey through hell for the purpose of recognizing his sins. He goes through this journey with Virgil, a voice of reason for Dante. Dante meets people through his journey of the many circles in the Inferno that lead him down into the center of hell, where Satan is. Satan is seen as being monster-like with three heads, representing a mocking of the Trinity and blowing his wings around the cocytus river. The final thing seen here is the fact that Dante’s description of Satan is a bit disappointing compared to the other descriptions he has written about the inferno.
In the Inferno, Dante describes the different levels of hell and the punishment which corresponds to the sin. Dante categorize hell into three major sins consisting of incontinence, violence, and fraudulent. Fraudulent is portrayed as the worse sin in the Inferno while incontinence is seen as a less serious sin. Each category has sinners which have all been punished for their wrong doings in life. The three major sins consist of circles where Dante separates the different sinners.
Gluttony is the sin in which a person will endlessly consume food, items, people, for their benefit, and without regards to other people's malnourishment. Within this circle the Gluttons are tortured by laying down in a slimy mud, while being pelted by dirty hail or rain which is then soaked up by the mud, and they must eat the mud in order to gain nourishment. As they gain nourishment, Cerberus, the three headed dog that watches over them, will eat them. I can see how this is a fitting punishment for those who were glutinous because they are being forced to eat something disgusting rather than anything delicious. They are technically eating the food that others must eat due to their gluttonous ways.
During Dante Alighieri's journey through Hell in The Inferno, he comes across many citizens from his own town of Florence. Through these characters, he reveals his opinions of Medieval Italian society, particularly his scorn towards many political and religious leaders. As a White Guelph, his exile from Florence leads him to direct his feelings of anger and frustration into this book, which reveals his hierarchy of derision; this hierarchy becomes evident the deeper Dante goes into Hell.
Dante’s inferno is an epic poem written by Dante Alighieri during the renaissance period about the journey through hell. Putting himself as the main character, Dante composes his own take on hell-- 9 circles for 9 sins-- and includes with it difficulties Dante the character must face. In this feat, Dante the poet presents readers with detail on the sins that led to the condemnation of sinners, the punishments that follow, and actual examples of sinners that suffer in the
When looking at the author’s thought process in Dante’s Inferno, we must first look at his reasoning for Lust being a crime. The author seems to believe that when someone gives in to lust, they are actually giving into a loss of reason. They become a slave to the insatiable hunger of lust and loss a part of what truly makes them human, what separates a person from animals. Because of their inability to put first reason and goodness, they are then condemned to second circle of hell. In Dante’s Inferno there are four circles which are used to punish the incontinent.
Throughout Dante’s travels through the lower levels of Hell, he meets meets many tormented souls. As he and his guide Virgil get to and goes down through the different circles of Hell, he sees the punishments that each sin gives consequence to and learns of how these souls lost their way and ended up here being in pain for eternity. Specifically in Canto XXVIII, he meets the souls in the ninth bolgia of the eighth circle of Hell who are being persecuted for they have committed sins of scandal and schism. Here the souls are being tormented by a devil who inflicts wounds continuously for each lost soul. Each soul he meets along the way tells him a warning or a story on how to avoid theses punishments himself.
Dante’s Inferno is about a man name Dante Alighieri that goes thru the nine circles of hell. Each circle represents a sin(s) that you have committed and you’ll have to repent for them before your soul completely passes on. Limbo, the first circle of hell is for non-Christians and unbaptized pagans that reserve punishment from within entity of this circle from heaven’s inferno. Lust, the second circle of hell is for the people who are filled with nothing but lust, which means all they want is sexual pleasure, and they are punished by strong winds that violently push them back and forward. It is also one of the Seven Deadly Sins.
A: I found Canto XXXIII of Dante’s Inferno to be an extremely intriguing canto as it highlighted many key themes portrayed throughout all of Inferno such as betrayal, cruelness and death. This can be illustrated from Count Ugolino’s story on his cruel death in the hands of the Archbishop Ruggieri and what led to his journey to Hell. Ugolino begins by calling the archbishop a traitor for imprisoning him and his children, claiming “How [Ugolino] was seized, and executed then, having trusted [Ruggieri] while he betrayed and lied” (Canto XXXIII, p. 1). Then, Ugolino recalled how Ruggieri viciously starved them to the point where, upon witnessing their father’s grief and sorrow, Ugolino’s children began urging their father to eat them in order to relieve their father of his great hunger and ensure his survival. In the following few days, all his sons died of hunger, extending Ugolino’s misery even further.