Count Ugolino's Punishment Analysis

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Alexander the Great of Macedon (356-323 BC) is one of the many historical figures placed in hell, in Dante’s inferno. Alexander the great is located in the first ring of the seventh circle in hell. His crimes to be placed here was going to war, and conquering, those around him. The punishment in the first ring of the seventh circle is to be boiled in a river of blood. The symbolism of this punishment is that river of blood represents all the blood they have spilt. Count Ugolino (1220-1289) is also a figure placed in hell. Count Ugolino is located in the ninth circle of hell. His crimes to be located here was betraying those who were close to him. Count Ugolino’s punishment is to forever gnaw on the head of Archbishop Ruggieri (his murderer,
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