Essay on Explanation about a Vision of Hell

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The Society of St. Vincent de Paul, an organization seeking charity and justice, once said “Ah! A great many persons live constantly in the state of damnation!” Dante Alighieri, the author of Inferno, wrote his epic poem to explain his vision of Hell. Bram Stoker, the author of the novel Dracula, wrote a book about a vampire trying to take over London. Throughout Bram Stoker’s novel, there are characters that could be placed in every Circle of the Hell that Dante creates in his novel.
The Count’s actions throughout the novel Dracula, would have placed him in the Second Circle of Hell in Dante’s Inferno, lust. Jonathan had just entered the chapel in Castle Dracula for the second time. He then began to search for the Count’s body
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The Third Circle of Hell is for the gluttonous, which is where Renfield would have been placed. It was eleven o’clock at night, and Seward had just given Renfield an opiate to put him to sleep. Seward then proceeded to take Renfield’s journal and read it.
The thought that had been buzzing about my brain lately is complete, and the theory proved. My homicidal maniac is of a peculiar kind. I shall invent a new classification for him, and call him a zoöphagous (life-eating) maniac; what he desires is to absorb as many lives as he can, and he has laid himself out to acheive it in a cumlative way. He gave many flies to one spider and many spiders to one bird, and then wanted a cat to eat the many birds (70).
Renfield was gluttonous for life. He wanted to eat as many lives as he could. He fed all the spiders to the birds, and then was planning on feeding the birds to the cat, and eventually eating the animal after it had eaten all of the other animals, so that he could absorb all of their lives. When he was not granted permission to have a cat, he ate all of the birds raw later that night. In Dante’s Inferno, the Third Circle of Hell is for the overeater, who will be bombarded with rain and hail forever. This is where Renfield would be placed because he is gluttonous for lives, and wants to be able to eat as many as

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