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Contrapasso Research Paper

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Contrapasso is a law of nature meaning the crime you commit you must get an equal and fitting punishment. The crime that I chose which I believe has the best fitting punishment is greed. The punishment for greed is told in chapter 7 “ These souls pushed heavy weights before them in the circle, and when they met they crashed the heavy weights together .” This punishment is best fitting because when the sinners were alive they’d either hoard wealth or spent it all. Like Virgil said “These sinners were incontinent when it came to wealth”. Since sinners were incontinent when it came to wealth they now carry big boulders the wealth that they couldn’t save or spend. The crime that I chose which I believe has the least fitting punishment is lust.
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