The Reasoning For Lust In Dante's Inferno

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When looking at the author’s thought process in Dante’s Inferno, we must first look at his reasoning for Lust being a crime. The author seems to believe that when someone gives in to lust, they are actually giving into a loss of reason. They become a slave to the insatiable hunger of lust and loss a part of what truly makes them human, what separates a person from animals. Because of their inability to put first reason and goodness, they are then condemned to second circle of hell. In Dante’s Inferno there are four circles which are used to punish the incontinent. The second circle is one of those circles and is where we see those who are incontinent with sexual desire punished. For they could not control their lust. Now that we have looked

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