Hell Essays

  • The Use Of Hell In James Joyce's Hell

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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

  • Hell Vs Religion

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    people will be consigned to hell. The doctrine of hell is so disturbing that most pastors prefer not to preach on the topic and often times ignore it altogether. The fact is that many loved ones are dying each day that have not placed their faith in Christ for the forgiveness of sins, and one day they will be cast out from the presence of God eternally. The doctrine of hell has been debated since the early Church up until modern times. The debate entails different views of hell including universalism

  • 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

  • Creative Writing: The Trail To Hell

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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

  • Heaven And Hell In Christian Thought Analysis

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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

  • The Deepest Circles Of Hell In Dante's Inferno

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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

  • Cs Lewis Heaven And Hell Analysis

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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.

  • Les Standiford's 'Meet You In Hell'

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    “Meet You In Hell” is a book that writes about a story of two founding fathers of American industry- Andrew Carnegie and Henry Clay Frick. The extremely bloody steelworkers’ strike that transformed fabled partnership into a furious way. However, the relationship between their management and labors during coke and steel period is the most important issue. Author Les Standiford begins this story at the bitter ending, when the dying Carnegie proposed a final meeting after two decades of separation

  • Charon Into The Clutches Of Hell In Dante's Inferno

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    Charon sees that Dante is not a damned soul saying that, “a lighter craft than mine must give you passage”(page 21), which refers to an angel who shall bring Dante to heaven or Purgatory instead of Hell. The souls are cursing everyone because they realize that Charon is ferrying them into the clutches of Hell where there is no escape from the unavoidable eternal doom they will face. This is illustrated in lines 97-107, “but those

  • Dante's Inferno: The Nine Circles Of Hell

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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

  • The Nature Of Hell In C. S. Lewis The Great Divorce

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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

  • Nine Ptolemaic Spheres Of Hell In Dante's Inferno

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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

  • Heaven And Hell In C. S. Lewis The Great Divorce

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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

  • First Circle Of Hell: Bernie Madoff's Largest Ponzi Scheme

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    In the first circle of Hell, there are the thieves who stole in secrecy, from thousands of lives for their own benefit. The sinners are to live under a single tent in a vast desert, where they can only see during the daytime but not the night. A sinner who fits this sin is Bernie Madoff, known for leading the largest Ponzi scheme, a fraudulent investment between the funds of existing and new investors piloted by the investment fraud. Madoff belongs in this circle because he is guilty of stealing

  • Loss Of Hope In Dante's Inferno

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    Before entering Hell, Dante sees a stone sign that holds the message “Abandon all hope ye who enter here” on it as a warning for anyone entering into Hell (I, III, 31). Hell itself is a hopeless place filled with hopeless souls. Every single soul that has been damned to stay in Hell for all eternity shares a single punishment with all other damned souls: the loss of hope. From the “nearly soulless” that run in the Vestibule of Hell to Satan in the center of Hell, hope is abandoned in their sufferings

  • Sinners In The Hands Of An Angry God Essay

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    to get a mental picture of Hell in your head and he wants us to fear the wrath of God. One such image was when Edward wrote, “When men are on god’s hands and they could fall to Hell, natural men are held in the hands of God, over the pit of Hell.” God could let us fall into the eternity of burning flames anytime He wants to. Edward is trying to persuade people, especially sinners, to turn to God and to look to Him for Salvation. “The devil is waiting for them, Hell is gaping for them, the flames

  • The Nine Circles In Dante's Inferno

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    not have the ideas and images of Hell that we hold today. Surprisingly enough, the Bible does not given any sort of adjectives or insight into the physical appearance of Hell or of who resides there beside Satan and his demons. Hell is described as a place that contains nine circles (The Nine Circles of Hell). In each of these “circles” or “levels” of hell, different punishments are endured by the people in hell who have sinned in different ways. It is said that Hell is shaped like a sort of funnel

  • How Does Virgil Use Pity In Dante's Inferno

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    main one feeling these emotions towards the dammed souls he meets in Hell, there are some instances where Virgil also shares this emotion with him. Pity in the Inferno is usually something that is hard to come by being that everyone knows why they are in Hell and no one feels sorry for someone that has committed a sin, because it accomplishes nothing for anyone. Then Dante comes along and introduces pity, in various circles, of hell to some of the people he feels compassion towards. In Canto V of the

  • Comparison Of Sinners In Andy's Inferno

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    In my level of Hell, “Andy’s Inferno” sinners are punished for unforgivably being Duke fans in their first lives which is very similar to that of the first circle of hell, Limbo, punishing the virtuous pagans in The Inferno by Dante Alighieri,. First, Limbo relates to my personal vision of Hell by both containing souls of sinners that were unenlightened to a more powerful source in their first lives when in The Inferno the Poet says, “…for they lacked Baptism’s grace, which is the door of the true

  • Punishments In Dante's Inferno

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    Depiction of the afterlife is a common theme among classical writers, but treatment of souls in either heaven or hell varies over time between authors. Beginning with The Iliad, Homer depicts a rather homogenous hell where most souls experience a similar fate, no matter the lives they lived on earth. Using many of Homer’s ideas, Virgil goes further and makes the choices humans made while alive affect how they exist in the afterlife in The Aeneid. Outstripping both his predecessors, Dante’s work reflects