Unformatted text preview: for punishment. The punishment reflects divine justice in that the punishment mirrors the sin on earth. Paolo and Francesca are two specific examples that Dante describes. Paolo and Francesca wanted to be with each other in a sexual manner even though it was forbidden. Now as a punishment in hell, they will be stuck together in the most intimate positions for the rest of eternity. Dante is overcome with pity after hearing the story of Paolo and Francesca. He faints again like he did before....
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- Spring '08
- Seven deadly sins, Francesca da Rimini, Kaplan Prof. Conti