Dante Alighieri wrote Dante’s inferno in which he talks about how people end up in different levels of Hell based on their sins. Then based off those sins they receive a punishment that meets it because of the sin they committed, so they are getting what they did to others, but 1000 times worse. My own version of Dante’s levels would have only three levels. First level for those who talk behind people’s back, next level for people who are two faced, and the final level for the worst people of all, people who judo chop chromebooks. The first level of Hell is for those who talk behind people’s back.
In Dante's Inferno, Dante who is main character is getting a tour of hell by his tour guide Virgil. Virgil his tour guide presents to him all the nine levels of hell, including the punishments the sinners must suffer with for all eternity. In the ninth level of hell, the worst sinners are frozen in a giant lake. The sinners are then eaten alive by whom is so called satan. According to Dante, Satan is described as “Than do the giants with those arms of his; consider now how great must that whole, which unto such a part conforms itself… O, what a marvel it appeared to me, when i beheld three faces on his head!
The story also compares hell to a furnace which is pretty much the same thing as a pit. “The pit is prepared; ready to receive them; hell is ready to burn them” Edwards appeal for this quote is pathos. He wants to make people see that you will burn and be in excruciating pain forever.
“Hell is a...foulsmelling prison,” James Joyce asserts in his essay Hell, “an abode of demons and lost souls, filled with fire and smoke” (295). In addition to both supporting these claims and constructing an engaging narrative, Joyce places himself in the piece as the narrator, guiding the audience through this hellscape. However, Joyce’s authoritative position alone cannot effectively illustrate the scene. As a result, Joyce relies on literary tools to elicit the intended impression of hell, immersing the reader in this environment. By employing an organized structure and a combination of different modes of description, diction and syntax, Joyce cultivates a compelling portrayal of hell that in return, evokes a visceral reaction from the reader.
The story is a sempiternal incubus; puritans fearing the fervid, ardent flames of Dante’s Inferno will consume reprobates, and even the pious, withal. Perhaps, the author’s chalice of Hippocrene was befouled with bereavement, mutilation, and purgatory. Nonetheless, this begets scepticism/dubiety concerning the benevolence, rectitude, and omnipotence of God. Hell on Earth: “I thought it not because I believe in God (I don’t, I think, not after all of this) . . . .” Ruby Morris’
One of the things that was said in the ‘From Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God’ by Jonathan Edwards said, “The God that holds you over the pit of hell, much as one holds a spider, or some loathsome insect over the fire, abhors you, and is dreadfully provoked: his wrath towards you burns like fire; he looks upon you as worthy of nothing else, but to be cast into the fire; he is of purer eyes than to bear to
It was the opposite of fire which was ice. The point to this was to better fit the contrapasso. Hell changed so that the sinners would be farth away to god since that is what they betrayed. Dante’s depiction of hell revealed the theme that the punishments fit for every
In the story the author also states that he had a sermon and was talking about hell and how people are evil, the words were so powerful to some people that it made them cry. The author also throws in there that people could also redeem themselves and still go to
Condemned In Dante’s Inferno, we are guided through the nine appalling rings of hell. As we make our way through, we see many fallen heroes and heroines from Greek and Roman mythology. In the second ring of hell, we are escorted to the famous lovers, Cleopatra and Antony, Francesca and Paulo, and Helen and Paris. Through the Inferno, we understand the crimes and retributive justice of those condemned in eternal suffering and question if the punishments are appropriate.
The story revolves around metaphors where everything has a double meaning behind what is said. Here what Dante is trying to tell us is that he wakes up in hell because he has strayed from the righteous path that the church and God has set for him. This medieval writing continues throughout the layers of hell sinners are damned to hell and live in a world devoid of any sanitation everything around them is full of suffering and death. Above the gate is a message that tells the beginning of the journey into hell and the suffering that will be caused, “I AM THE WAY INTO THE DOLEFUL CITY, I AM THE WAY INTO ETERNAL GRIEF… ABANDON EVERY HOPE, ALL YOU WHO ENTER” (399, 1). The church brings out these punishments seeing as the medieval era he lived in was during the time that the church dominated a person’s way of living.
No one that forever belongs in Hell has hope of being saved, but other souls do possess hope through salvation. The loss of hope is the one common punishment of every sinner in Hell. Dante the pilgrim, in his spiritual traveling throughout the Inferno, encounters a plethora of different punishments distributed out to the damned souls that occupy the nine rings that form Hell. Each punishment is a kind of poetic justice suited for each kind of sin being punished and always includes the
God’s Justice in Inferno One of the most significant themes, if not the most significant theme within Dante’s Inferno is the perfection of God’s divine justice. Dante expressees divine justice within Inferno in a multitude of ways, with one of the the most prominent examples being the overall structure of Hell and how the punishment for the sinners (perfectly) reflects upon the sin. To the modern reader, Hell likely seems more like an act of cruelty than divine justice, much less a product of God’s love. At first,the torments that the sinners are subjected to seems extreme and grotesque.
The question being asked is, what is hell like. Lewis describes it as a gray town, but there 's more too it. Hell is not the fiery pits that we all imagined it 's deeper than that. In hell you are basically nothing. You are a ghost, nothing is solid, you can imagine practically anything you want.
In the Inferno, Dante describes the different levels of hell and the punishment which corresponds to the sin. Dante categorize hell into three major sins consisting of incontinence, violence, and fraudulent. Fraudulent is portrayed as the worse sin in the Inferno while incontinence is seen as a less serious sin. Each category has sinners which have all been punished for their wrong doings in life. The three major sins consist of circles where Dante separates the different sinners.
Throughout Dante’s travels through the lower levels of Hell, he meets meets many tormented souls. As he and his guide Virgil get to and goes down through the different circles of Hell, he sees the punishments that each sin gives consequence to and learns of how these souls lost their way and ended up here being in pain for eternity. Specifically in Canto XXVIII, he meets the souls in the ninth bolgia of the eighth circle of Hell who are being persecuted for they have committed sins of scandal and schism. Here the souls are being tormented by a devil who inflicts wounds continuously for each lost soul. Each soul he meets along the way tells him a warning or a story on how to avoid theses punishments himself.