Analysis Of Dante 's ' The Inferno ' Essay

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Journeys can be taken many ways, some people take the path less traveled and some people take the easy way out. Dante happens to be on a journey that is less traveled by exploring the depths of hell in the Inferno. The epic poem’s story is about self-realization and transformation, it sees Dante over coming many things to realize he is completely different from the start of the inferno journey. From the begging to the end of the book Dante starts having a personality change from the way he acts towards people. Another personal change was due to, Dante seeing many high religious characters in hell that change Dante’s outlook on religious views. Throughout the epic poem the way Dante carries himself in the inferno changes and allows Dante to gain courage.
At the beginning of the novel while Dante was going through hell he felt very sympathetic and wished he could do something for these people. However, as the book went on Dante got less sympathetic. In the first three circles of hell Dante saw many people and saw the punishments being put upon them. At the end of the second canto in the second circle of hell Dante states that the reason he fainted was due to the pity he had for them. In each circle Dante talks to at least one person and each person he talked to in those circles he felt badly for. He also felt that each individual he talked to was being not being treated fairly due to what their punishment was.
While going through hell Virgil kept telling Dante not to be…

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