Dante Paper - In the middle of the journey of our life, I...

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“In the middle of the journey of our life, I came to myself in a dark wood where the straight way was lost.” Inferno begins with Dante lost in the middle of a shadowy tangled forest, stuck in life. His attention is drawn to three animals blocking his way to the light. Instead of trying to fight them, he ponders them. The animals are symbols for what obstructs humans from good. He thinks about the mistakes of humans and the regrets of wasted lives, including his own. Dante’s only way to the light is to enter the Inferno and to discover the secrets to life that only the condemned know. To become good again he must first truly understand evil. A great book makes one question their life and their beliefs and come away from it a better person. Dante achieves this by taking us on his journey through hell, to ponder for ourselves the true nature of evil so that we may choose the light instead. Evil is a concrete idea in Dante’s Inferno . Throughout Inferno Dante follows strict Christian values. If it goes against God’s will then it is evil. Dante did not write Inferno to call out who is good or who is evil; in fact he follows Christian doctrine to the letter when placing people in hell. Each sinner is given a punishment symbolic of their wrongdoings on Earth. Satan
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Dante Paper - In the middle of the journey of our life, I...

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