Human Nature In Dante's Inferno

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Dante portrays human nature as inherently prideful, seeking only to benefit ones self. As we journey through The Inferno, we are introduced to a multitude of souls. Despite of the differences in the sins committed, there is a common thread running through the whole of hell; not one soul admits to having done wrong; the sorrow and agony expressed by these souls is not due to the gravity of their sin, but the gravity of their punishment. Choosing to indulge in selfish desire will inevitably lead to destruction without the intervention of God. Although The Inferno can seem very negativistic, it unveils a truth of human nature that is often swept under the rug. A common underlying belief demonstrated in modern times is the idea that humanity
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