Contrapasso Is The Fourth Circle In Dante's Inferno

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The circle that best represents Contrapasso is the fourth circle. The fourth circle in Dante’s Inferno punishes those who sinned in greed. Pluto guards this circle because he is the deity of wealth. Those who are punished in this circle are forced to push great weights by their chest eternally. This is a great example of contrapasso because it symbolizes with their push towards fortune and lavishly jousting. Although the two groups here are opposite reason, they are closely related to the unfairness of wealth distribution. In Canto 7, dante states that “[people] On one side and the other, with great howls, Rolling weights forward by main force of chest.” The two group are forced to push against each other, which shows opposition, but still
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