2.2.9_Complete.pdf - 2.2.9 Practice Complete Your Assignment English IV Sem 1 Points Possible:30 Practice Name Amber Astran Date Evaluate and improve

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2.2.9 Practice: Complete Your Assignment Practice English IV Sem 1 Points Possible: 30 Name: Amber Astran Date: Evaluate and improve the rough draft essay titled "Punishments in Dante's Inferno " (see below). Strengthen the thesis, use quotes and summary inappropriate ways, and make use of commentary to back up your points. Improve the organization to fit your purpose, and edit the diction, syntax, and style to create a formal tone. To complete this assignment, you need to add, delete, rearrange, and clarify the text of the following rough draft: A kid steals a pack of gum. Obviously, he should be sentenced to death! Most people want to live in a just world where punishments fit crimes. The poet Dante wanted that. As a Christian during the Middle Ages, he held strong beliefs about fairness. He believed that people who committed big and small crimes in life would be punished in the afterlife. His beliefs seem kind of crazy now — sort of like sentencing a kid to death for a pack of
gum — but Dante believed in the messed-up standards of the Middle Ages. What seemed like justice to him seems like injustice to us, but he didn't mean it that way. I believe the Inferno shows dead people getting punished in a variety of awful ways Dante thought were good. I think the punishment for people who were either greedy or stingy in life is one way Dante shows the precise justice of God from his perspective. The description of the punishment for heretics is another example of Dante's worldview. They're both super vivid, but one is kind of funny and the other is creepy. Early in Canto VII, Dante writes of the "justice of God" for guilty souls in Hell. The

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