What Is The Internal Conflict In Dante's Inferno?

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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. As they start going through the circles of Hell, Allan judges the punishments he sees in Hell before learning anything about the people who are facing the punishments. Allen faces many internal conflicts while trying to first accept that
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