He is so moved by the souls weeping, “the other wept, in such a way that pity blurred my senses; I swooned as those to die,/ and fell to Hell’s floor as a body, dead, falls” (5:139-142). This is one of Dante the Pilgrim's first encounters with the nature of sin. He is easily drawn and persuaded to feel pity for the souls trapped in Hell. He does understand, at this point in his journey, that lust is sin and needs to be treated as such. This means that he should not pity those in Hell because it was their choice to be there--this is a point Virgil makes several times.
It is this point of the journey when Dante truly begins to adjust his response to sin, illustrating an inward change in Dante’s own soul. Previously, Dante pitied the sinners in Hell, this is particularly demonstrated in his interactions with Francesca and Paolo, two sinners punished in the Second
Argument of Dante’s Inferno Throughout the story of Dante’s Inferno his travels through Hell to search for God was interrupted by the spirits and the nine levels of Hell. In the book Dante’s Inferno, Dante goes on a journey through the levels of Hell. In the book as Dante travels through the levels of Hell and his anger increases as the journey goes on. Dante shows his anger to the spirits and says “ master, truly I should like to see that spirit pickled in this swill”(Dante 63.50-51). Dante shows how he starts to get impatient with the spirits in the way that he speaks to them and reacts to the things they say.
Dante’s the Inferno, is designed to demonstrate how human actions transgress their sins on Earth after death. He does so by placing the main character, Dante, in Hell, whose soul is in a lost state and must witness the consequences of sin and suffering in order to educate him on the importance of moral Christian law in order to restore the balance within his soul. To properly explore the nine ptolemaic spheres of Hell, Virgil is summoned to Dante’s distress in order to guide him through the true evils of Hell. As well as, Virgil is there to provide reason and clarity in every circle. These justifications are the core of Virgil’s guidance and furthermore, brings progressive revelations to Dante’s expedition.
In Canto IV, Dante addresses two theological issues of salvation. According to Christianity, all souls that lived sinless life but were not baptized, are denied salvation. Dante designates his first circle of hell, called Limbo, for those poor souls. In Limbo, they are not tortured, but the cannot have salvation. It was a very simple and brilliant solution.
The heretics are put in the 6th level of Dante 's Hell. A heretic is someone who does not believe in God. At the front of the gate there were Rebellious Angels, now turned from beautiful to hideous. Their punishment is that they have to be in a fiery tomb that never stops burning. I found that interesting because God wants you to love him and heat or warmth is assassinated with love.
Frank Herbert once wrote that “Without change, something sleeps inside us, and seldom awakens. The sleeper must awaken.” By this, he means that something must awaken, or change, inside of us in order to be able to change as a person. In the novel Inferno, by Niven and Pournelle, the main character, Allen, is a sleeper. In the novel, Allen has died and gone to the vestibule of hell and is trapped in a bottle. He asks for help and a man named Benito comes to his aid and wants to help Allan get out of Hell.
Dante’s Inferno can be perceivable in various ways as a sort of creative classification of human evil, the different kinds of which Dante categorizes, separates, investigates, and judges. Sometimes, people might doubt its systematizing rule, speculating why, for instance, punishing bribe, a sin in the Eighth Circle of Hell, ought to be considerable not as good as murder, an sin reproved in the Sixth Circle of Hell. For persons to comprehend such organization, they should understand that the recounting of Dante tags along stringent doctrinal Christian principles. For instance, he says “Humans are souls that died by violence, they are all sinners to their final hours, in which the Heaven lamp shed its radiance” (Lovett and Joyce 19). The author’s system of morality gives
In the first stanza the speaker appears to have a selfless and cherishing love for the mistress. However, in the last two stanzas it is evident that the speaker’s selfishness takes over when he says, “Times winged chariot hurrying near/ and yonder all before us lie/ deserts of vast eternity. /Thy beauty shall no more be found” (Marvell 22-25). This illustrates his self-seeking nature because he is concerned about the passage of time making her no longer youthful and appealing to him. Furthermore, the speaker continues on to say that when she dies, “then worms shall try/ that long preserved virginity/ and your quaint honour turn to dust/ and into ashes all my lust” (Marvell 27-30).
“The devil is waiting for them, hell is gaping for them, the flames gather and flash about them, and would fain lay hold on them, and swallow them up.” (Edwards) The differences in the Bradstreet’s poem, God was taking the house to help her move on with her life. “It was His own, it was not mine, far be it that I should repine; he might of all justly bereft.” (Bradstreet) Even though everything she own was gone, she still has god by her side and blest his name. The feelings in both of the stories are very depressing and frightening. In Bradstreet’s, when you’re reading it, it sounds like the main person was very scared and didn’t know what was happening. After running out she blest god for saving her.
He speaks on the fire and pain they will endure for the sins they have done against God. In his sermon he speaks on eternal life like Bradstreet but unlike her he uses it as the eternal life people will receive if they sin. The eternal life in hell full of pain, fire and misery.Such as “There will be no end to this exquisite misery”(Edwards 111) He try’s to show sinnful puritans that at the end of their road of pain to God will be pain and suffering. His sermon and Bradstreet’s poem are alike in their ability to show eternal life and the prizes and consequences of following and putting your faith into God. Bradstreet shows the consequences of sin by using a subtle interpretation to go back to righteous ways, Edwards on the other hand is very aggressive in the way he shows the price of sin and to “persuade” un pure puritans back to christ.
Whatever it maybe, there’s sure going to be a consequence right along with it. Jonathan Edwards, “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God” combines the ideal beliefs that any Christian lives by and that’s the guilt of committing a sin. We live by the absolute horrifying penalty of going to hell, for the only god to judge us. In order to prevent this we have to obey his law and practice it. History has displayed countless amounts of times were the fear of hell has made us absolutely, earn a one way ticket there.