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Unformatted text preview: eceive the entire spiritual experience, to have an interview with the father of all sin, but he is unable to because Satan cannot speak. If one takes a look at Dante’s description of Satan, one will find that Satan is in fact suffering a great deal. “...and he was agitating them [wings] so that three winds made their way out from him and all Cocytus froze before these winds. He wept out of six eyes; and down three chins, tears gushed together with a bloody froth.” (1.34.5054) While most of the sinners Dante encounters are oblivious to their condition, self pitying, or scornful, Satan himself, is pure and unadulterated suffering, in retribution for the greatest sin: trying to overthrow God. Since evil is not its own creation, rather evil is t...
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