The Role Of Greed In Dante's Inferno

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In the poem, Hell is depicted as nine circles of suffering located within the Earth. In the order of Limbo, Lust, Gluttony, Greed, Anger, Heresy, Violence, Fraud, and Treachery where within the sins reside. The sin of pride or vainglory is the primary sin, which all other sins develop upon. It is a sin that falls under the ninth circle, Treachery for those whom have betrayed a relationship such as Satan to God, or Judas to Jesus. Greed is the location for the covetous, those whom valued the momentary provision over faith and trust in God for their future. Those who held onto greed were projected as covetous, valuing themselves over those around them. Lust, is inordinate sexual desire, however this particular sin can also be recognized as the…show more content…
Instead being very real, and the cost of such self-interested actions are more than a few stripes and a quick forgiveness, instead an eternal damnable concept to be paid for. The truths uncovered by Dante matches with the way that the Christian world viewed how the world really functioned according to their theology at the time. Their perception of truths regarding the afterlife do not alter according to the various cultures or circumstances of those whom do not fall under the typical pattern of Christianity, this is made evident from those whom are sent to the eternal Limbo consisting of the unbaptized children and virtuous pagans whom never knew God. They do not have the opportunity to pass from their hellish state to worship the God they might have known if conditions had given it. The Dante definition of moral truths are not subjective, instead they are held as moral absolutes, a definite ethical right and wrong. The ethical conditions of their morals are objective and universally binding, the chances to be redeemed of sins are…show more content…
Replacing the concept of morals with self-interest, there is an override to the correct mentality for ‘nothing is actually wrong and there is nothing that can me.’ This can be correlated to the Book of Mormon’s concept of the morally unjust of ‘Eat, drink and be merry.’ Where the moral truths have degraded to justifying sin, assuming all that will willingly stamper with God-given verities will void themselves of standards for the kingdom of God. According to the LDS views on sin, as read in 2 Nephi 28:21-23, where Satan will pacify, and lull away those who could listen into a carnal security, where the devil cheats their souls, leading them away carefully down to hell. Others, he flatters away, telling them there is not a hell or a devil, “until he grasps them with his awful chains, from whence there is no deliverance...They are grasped with death, and hell and the devil, and all that have been seized therewith must stand before the throne of God, and be judged according to their works, from whence they must go into the place prepared for them, even a lake of fire and brimstone, which is endless
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