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    “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

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    Pet Peeve Hell Analysis

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    Pet Peeves After descending into Pet Peeve Hell with my good friend and well trusted mentor Sheb, who agreed to guide me, we traversed the land until stumbling upon the gates of hell. Engraved above the gates, a message read, "Your trail ends here and your journey has just begun". This unsettled us a bit,and after passing Limbo of Pet Peeve Hell, Sheb and I proceeded through the gates of hell where we would here screams and yells, and sneezes and meet the first sinners of the first circle. We

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    I looked down the dimly lit hallway, thoughts in my mind raced, as my heart viciously paced. I would later learn that that particular hallway, leading to the cells, was called the Trail to Hell. Because prison, especially this prison, with these bitch ass guards, is hell. No way around that. In actuality, hell might be better than this place. That walk was slow, dragging on for what seemed like an eternity. The rusted chains connected the cuffs around on my hands and ankles, clashed together loudly

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    Hell has been an idea passed from the first christians, a sort of boogeyman story to keep those away from societal bads, sins. Although it is described as the worst most gruesome pun-ishment to ever be, the ultimate price to pay with your eternal, everlasting soul, not a soul has stuck the fear deeper than Dante. His extremely fitting, well thought out punishments await sinners in Hell. Each a custom fit for every sin, from Non christians who lived rather virtuous lives being treated to a generic

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    According to C.S. Lewis heaven and hell are very different because from the way that we see the world. In the book he talks to different people who all have different views of what they think heaven and hell are like. For example, the tousle headed poet who says that society has vulgarized intellect. He says that they don’t want new geniuses because intellectuals aren’t appreciated anymore. He also goes into detail about how his parents never appreciated him and how a former girlfriend hurt him.

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    I 've always heard about the circles of hell, but I never understood where the phrase came from, but now I have a better understanding of the nine circles of hell and what they represent. The circles in order from 1st to 9th are limbo, lust, gluttony, greed, wrath, heresy, violence, fraud, and treachery. The circle you endure after death is determined by the sins committed during your time on earth. Each circle except for limbo includes a punishment you must endure, and these punishments are

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    “Because with every action, comment, conversation, we have the choice to invite Heaven or Hell to Earth.” Quoted by Rob Bell. After reading the article Heaven and Hell in Christian Thought I could not help but think of that quote, which is on my desk at home. There are so many different views on what heaven and hell may be like and I agree that we should consider that but you can live in constant thought about that, I believe that you can make a difference here on Earth and you have the power to

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    A Chinese philosopher, Lao Tzu, once stated “The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step”. Dante’s journey into hell, as he described in his many cantos, was undeniably critical to analyze; it was Canto II, however, that depicted his very first step. Dante did not only make Canto II his introduction to hell, but also implied the philosophy of Christianity in the canto. Numerous readings, including this canto, suggested that cooperation is highly emphasized in the Christian culture. Before

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    people have come up with interpretations of Heaven and Hell to provide a better understanding of life after death. C. S. Lewis’ The Great Divorce is just one of many stories written to give Christians and non believers insight. The novel follows a man who finds himself presented with a choice to stay in Hell, where he originally found himself, or to make a decision to journey to Heaven. C. S. Lewis presents very bold ideas about the nature of Hell, the consequence of sin, and the eternity people are

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    on Earth after death. He does so by placing the main character, Dante, in Hell, whose soul is in a lost state and must witness the consequences of sin and suffering in order to educate him on the importance of moral Christian law in order to restore the balance within his soul. To properly explore the nine ptolemaic spheres of Hell, Virgil is summoned to Dante’s distress in order to guide him through the true evils of Hell. As well as, Virgil is there to provide reason and clarity in every circle

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    heaven and hell has fascinated authors, artists, and poets for centuries. Society today is saturated by different postulations of how our final destination, either above or below, may appear. One of the most well-known depiction is found in C. S. Lewis’ (1973) novella entitled The Great Divorce. This short story, describing one man’s journey from hell to heaven, describes both the physical and the social landscape of heaven and hell. By doing so, Lewis (1973) argues that heaven and hell are not simply

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    The Fourth Dimension From Hell Through From Hell, Alan Moore works to continue the creation and execution of the fourth dimension throughout his work and the reader’s minds. Through using artwork, or lack there of, point of view, and traveling consciousness, Moore creates an awareness of the fourth dimension shared through the reader and Gull. Within Alan Moore’s comic books and graphic novels, the term “fourth dimension” is referred to as a relationship between space and time. When these two thing

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    In Dante’s Inferno, Dante Alighieri's depiction of Satan at the bottom of hell reveals the theme that in Hell the punishment is always befitting of the due to the fact that the lower you go, the farther that person is from god. The picture of Satan satisfies the reader because he shows that he is the opposite of god and that he is full of evil. Lucifer is the demon in the circles of hell which he has three faces, and bat like wings in which he creates the cold wind where the sinners suffer. “The

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    Hell -- very abstract in nature -- is usually very vaguely defined. This is because the term finds itself stemming from a plethora of different individuals, cultures, and even religions. Even with all these different sources however; in most cases there is usually a strong correlation when it comes to the types of imagery associated with hell. It is usually described as a place of torture devices, darkness, and flames. Likewise in the play No Exit, the author Jean-Paul Sartre has his own interpretation

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    In The Inferno, Dante experienced Hell, and from his journey, one specific idea was consistent. This idea is the importance surrounding the number three. Throughout The Inferno, numbers distinguished the different circles, ranking of sinners, sins, monsters, Cantos, etc. within the afterlife and Hell. Therefore, it can be seen that since the number three was repeated in Dante’s religious works, like The Inferno, this number had spiritual significance (The Inferno). Particularly, in The Inferno,

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    today’s world, the mention of hell brings about fearful images of torture, fire, chains, and demons. It’s considered a place of punishment where people get what they deserve. However, when one analyzes the true depictions of hell through the religious lenses of Christianity, Judaism and Islam, it’s possible to view hell in a different, and perhaps, a more forgiving way. The difference between retributive justice and restorative justice plays a major role in the analysis of hell because these terms are

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    lead to family disintegration, loss of employment, failure in school, domestic violence and child abuse. These are very serious consequences that should be punished in Hell. Substance abuse would be considered as another form of incontinence, since the abuser was lacking in self-control. If it had to have its very own circle in Hell, it would be between the second (Lust) and third (Gluttony) circle of

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    to a puritan's by using rhetorical analysis. One of the first metaphors he uses was when he was describing the fire that God holds you over and if provoked (when you sin) he will drop you down to hell. He uses a great analogy when he talks about it because he says”The God that holds you over the pit of hell much as one holds a spider or some loathsome insect over the fire”, and that is a real interpretation of what we are to God in Edward’s eyes.All these metaphors can also be used as imagery too because

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    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

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    “The devil is waiting for them, hell is gaping for them, the flames gather and flash about them, and would fain lay hold on them, and swallow them up.” (Edwards) The differences in the Bradstreet’s poem, God was taking the house to help her move on with her life. “It was His own, it was

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