Essay on Dante 's Warning Or Hoarding And Squandering Wealth

1500 Words Nov 17th, 2016 6 Pages
As a finance major, I agree with Dante’s warning or hoarding and squandering wealth. From a more economical point of view, our world consists of two types of people, lenders and borrowers. The economy can only function when the people with money can lend to the people without money. Through this process people with money can be good stewards of their money and help those with less afford things they need, like houses. This whole process is built upon stewardship, justice and love and promotes a virtuous community. Without these practices, the economy will fall, as will all of the virtues built upon it. I also find interesting the way he describes Fortune and how we have no say in who has money and where it gets delegated. I personally choose not to believe this, as pursuing a career in finance I would like to believe that I have the potential of being a value adding employee. Continuing on the journey through hell, the fifth circle houses the souls of the wrathful and sullen. This layer is in the river of Styx and the wrathful constantly fight each other above the waves while the sullen are gurgling beneath the surface of the water. Following the theme of the epic, both of these punishments reflect the sins committed while on earth. Treat your neighbor as you would want to be treated. Dante is encouraging people not to be rash and treat others with respect. This golden rule also includes the sullen because ignoring your neighbor and not interacting with them is…

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