The Tragedy Of Dante 's Inferno Essay

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“They will throw them into the blazing furnace, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.” Many people have heard these words uttered from Jesus himself in Matthew 13:42, however many different depictions of hell have been asserted. In Dante’s Inferno he travels through the depths of Hell and describes what exactly it will look like and feel like and ultimately be like. However is this depiction actually accurate? In multiple areas Dante’s inferno seems to build off the biblical description of hell, but it lacks pure facts, and remains to be a fictional story, because of Dante’s lack of understanding of the Bible and his heavy roman catholic influence (Trotter). Furthermore, there are multiple similarities between the two predictions, but also many differences. Both the descriptions have a rather detailed accusations, but only one could be true and only one has a more profound and realistic exposition, because of its divine influence and trustworthy credibility. The fictional story Dante’s Inferno only builds off the biblical ideas of Hell and cannot be taken as gospel. Starting off with the similarities, Dante’s inferno does an exceptional job at explaining the aspect of no hope in hell. This is shown by the opening gates to Hell that Dante passes through, which clearly states “Abandon all hope, ye who enter here!” signifying the loss of any hope or anyway of escaping (Quote/Counterquote). The Biblical Hell also shows this in the very character of God.…

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