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Unformatted text preview: 11/07/2007 UGC 111 J Bono The Inferno Dante Alighieri wrote the Inferno many years ago as a way of showing the results of ones actions. By writing The Inferno he attempts to show everyone the darkest depths of hell along with the results of such sins will have on ones soul. This piece has been able to withstand over seven centuries and is still a making an impact on many people today. The Inferno beings by introducing the main character and narrator Dante, it is following his journey as he attempts to find his way back onto the path which he strayed from. Throughout the rest of the novel it shows the path in which Dante and Virgil take through Hell. On their journey through Hell they describe the various levels one could be in depending on the severity of their sins. When the novel first starts out Dante is being chased by three beasts which are considered to be the three major sins that one may succumb to. These three beasts are incontinence, violence and fraud, I think that these are three pretty important things to try and control because if you are able to lead a life of...
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This note was uploaded on 04/09/2008 for the course UGC 111 taught by Professor Bono during the Spring '08 term at SUNY Buffalo.
- Spring '08
- Inferno, The Path, Dante, Virgil, Virgil