Importance Of Divine Comedy In Dante's Inferno

The divine comedy as a product of medieval literature, it has strong theology and is religious. In a sense, the divine comedy is a symbolic story. The author Dante experienced Hell, Purgatory, and finally Heaven, to meet God. “Before me there was nothing created except the eternal ones, and I endure eternally. Abandon all hope, you who enter (C3, 7-9).” Dante read the lettering at the gates of hell. Inside the Inferno, Dante wrote every sin down, including gluttony, lust, violence, heresy, blasphemy, and fraudulent, etc. each layer of Hell was like an execution ground, and the souls were suffering in mental and physical in committed the fault condemnation for living the world. However, the Hell is not only to accused or full of hatred, but …show more content…
Since Paolo Malatesta is silent, he does not want to say anything, but listening and crying. It seems he is in great pain. When we put ourselves in his situation, will we not be painful, not regret for we have done? Although Francesca and Paolo are suffering in same condition, their mental state is different. Paolo was killed by his own brother which is his family member who may love him before. When he is memorizing all these thing, he must be guilty and he may ask himself what I have done, he knew it is not a right thing to do. Therefore, even Dante is touched by his sorrowful just like dead. “While one spirit said this, the other was weeping so that for pity I fainted as if I were daying and I fell as a dead body falls (C5, 139-142).” Thus, he is not only committed lust but also more committed a betrayal of his family, and now suffering in the hell because of his own mistake. Mostly, when a person could not express their thought during a hard time, the pain is to the …show more content…
Dante put the people into the hell, I thought he will have countless resentment, and retaliate to every sinner virulently. He did wrote the punishments for sinners, but not only that, hell made Dante aware of his own sin. “And they did me an even greater honor, for they made me one of their band, so that I was sixth among so much wisdom (C4, 100-102).” When reading for the first time, I thought Dante is haughty man which he wanted to be equal popularity with the greatest poets. But after perusing a bit, I realized that Dante is a Christian, he must have the concept of hell that he should not proud of being in the hell. The character of Dante is self-described as rather weak, his will-power and his efforts to overcome the trials of his journey place him as greater than any common man. Narrator Dante to represent the struggle of the common man against sin. The first stated that he is traveling across territory that no one has crossed before, making his journey a very significant one. It is clear that Dante was special and selected to go through these trials, making him greater than everyone. His triumph in gaining heaven and returning to tell the story, make his journey a success.
Dante as a main character, he is not just visit the hell, Dante read all sins, calls out their names and reaches to the deepest hell. In every way, Dante tries to show that people are responsible

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