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Unformatted text preview: f hell, Satan is depicted as a sinner in great suffering, along with the intemperate, the violent, and the fraudulent. This is far removed from the traditional image of Satan, the tormentor of souls. The role Satan plays in hell is a dual one. In addition to being the center of hell and its leader, Satan also plays the role of the ultimate sinner. He suffers more than any other sinner in the Inferno. In fact, Satan is different from all the other prominent sinners in hell in that he is in so much suffering, he cannot speak at all. It would be ideal for Dante, if he is to r...
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