Sympathy In Dante's Inferno

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Another obstacle Dante faces is the sympathy he feels for the shades. Dante's sympathy for the shades is an obstacle because it's keeping him from going to Heaven; by sympathizing and pitying the shades, Dante is questioning God's justice. To God all the shades belong in Hell because they chose to sin. Dante must get rid of his feelings in order to enter Heaven. He does this by adjusting to Hell. Throughout his journey, Dante feels differently towards the shades. One of the first time he sympathizes is when he is talking to Paolo and Francesca, in Circle 2, he felt so much sadness that he "swooned away as if I had been dying./And fell, even as a dead body falls" (Inferno IV.141-142) This is one of the few times that Dante faints because of
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