Explain The Seven Deadly Sins In Dante's Inferno

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Dante’s Inferno details the long journey of Dante and Virgil, throughout the bowels of Hell, or the Inferno. Dante’s Inferno is organized into nine different levels, each distributing a different and awful punishment to every different sin. The main sins include the seven deadly sins, “Wrath, Sloth, Lust, Greed, Pride, Gluttony, Envy”, he also included “Treachery” and “Violence”. The three sins that I believe fit their sins would be “Wrath/Sulleness”, “Greed” and “Gluttony”. Within Dante’s Inferno, those with the sin of “Wrath/Sulleness” are either forced to fight each other, as they displayed their anger upon others, or they are forced to sulk within a boiling mud lake for an eternity as the others fight on top of them. Those who have committed the sin of Wrath are forced to fight and murder each other for an eternity due to their aggression expressed within their life. Those who committed the sin of Sulleness are forced to lay in the boiling mud lake for an eternity because, rather …show more content…

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. In conclusion, many of Dante’s punishments depicted for the sinners within Dante’s Inferno are fitting for their sins. Although some are not entirely exact, I do understand why these are the punishments depicted for

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