Conflict In Dante's Inferno

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Dante’s Inferno written by Dante Alighieri in the 1300’s shows a descriptive fictional journey through Hell. It is one of the most well known books about this subject, even though it is not a real religious writing and is just plain fiction.“In the middle of the journey of our life I found myself within a dark woods where the straight way was lost,”-Dante Alighieri. Dante expresses how great his internal struggle really was.Dante was going through a midlife crisis, but he did get more involved into politics, gaining power as a result. After this happened, the opposing political party exiled him from his hometown city of Florence. He wrote this book as his mental journey to light, or Heaven, during his struggle. His wife Beatrice, who died earlier, …show more content…
This place is full of unbaptized babies and non-believing people that still did good deeds. It is almost like a threshold to both Heaven and Hell. These people did nothing atrocious during their lifetime on earth so they do not belong in Hell. But they were nonbelievers of Christ so they can’t be accepted into Heaven. This is a very common occurrence in today 's society. For example, there has been many nonbelievers that have been recognized as examples of a great man or a woman. I personally agree with this being the first circle in Dante’s Hell. Because these people cannot possibly go to Heaven, even though they did not …show more content…
I do not understand why Dante decided to put the scammers deeper in Hell than the murderers or aggressors, or even heretics. Maybe throughout his life he was a target of fraud himself, hence why he formed a strong dislike for those that do it. I think killing a person is worse than tricking them into doing something for you.
Finally in the ninth circle of hell, Dante meets Satan. It is the circle of treachery. Dante most likely was betrayed by somebody during his life, just like a lot of the people in today’s society have as well. I think this is truly the only sin that is worse than killing a person. Betrayal is the heaviest burden to carry once it’s been done to you. It is the most destructive, because people are fully aware of when they do it to you most of the time. “Hope not ever to see Heaven. I have come to lead you to the other shore; into eternal darkness; into fire and into ice,”- Dante. At the very bottom, everything is frozen, the guilt and the sin is so bad that something worse than fire is needed. The sinners are frozen, just like how cold hearted they were while betraying their brothers, neighbors, or

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