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  • Guardian Of Circle
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    The Guardians of the Inferno Dante's Inferno is one of the best written works of all time because it was written as an allegory inside an excellent story. A key part of this allegory was how Dante used different guardians in the various circles of hell. These guardians were used to symbolize the punishments of the sinners. Minos is the guardian of Circle II, the circle of the Lustful. He symbolizes an accusing personality because his job is to give punishments to the sinners. The bodies of the s...
  • Reparation For Sins
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    Nothing impure can enter into the Kingdom of God (Revelations 21: 27). Every person will have to pay for their sins to 'the very last penny' (Luke 12: 59). I'll use somewhat of a parable to explain purgatory. God is just per Scripture (John 5: 30), correct? Now, let's say you have one man who leads a saintly life and another who leads a sinful life, but sincerely repents of his sins on his death bed. According to Protestants, both these men go straight to heaven after death. Is this just? I woul...
  • Universal Wronging Of Adultery
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    Adulterous relationships always end in pain. Examples of such pain are present throughout the intricate web of time. From Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, to the media buffet of Bill Clinton, adultery leaves pain. Hester embodies this pain. Not in pity but in cause. She embodies pain. Pain of loss, suffering. The pain of adulterous relationships. The universal wronging of adultery is deserving of such pain. Even in present times, with views much lax than puritan epoch, the wrong exists in full...
  • Sin Of Gluttony In The Third Circle
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    The Punishment Suits the Crime In the Inferno, Dante takes us on a journey through Hell. Dante describes the sins and the punishment in great detail. He puts the severity of the sins in a particular order, where the further one goes down, the more severe the sin. The order that Dante puts the sins in are: incontinence, violence, fraud, and betrayal. This paper will discuss two groups of sins, incontinence and fraud, and how severe the punishment for each sin is determined. In particular, it will...
  • Adultery In The Seventeenth Century
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    Investigative Reporting In the seventeenth century the puritans lived through relationships, religion, community, discipline and punishment in a way that would bring honor and glory to God. In The Scarlet Letter, the puritans of seventeenth century Boston society were a fate driven religious group that would not accept sin of any kind without punishment. The type of punishment they would use the most was that of public humiliation and to be taunted by the community around the one who committed t...
  • Sin To The Punishment As Dante
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    In Dante's Inferno, hell is described as a place full of torture and hopelessness. Within the circular body of hell, each level contained unique punishments for various types of sin. The further Dante descended into hell, the worse the punishments became. Due to the time period in which Dante wrote the Inferno, only the individuals of that time, along with their respective sins, are addressed. If Dante had written the Inferno in today's modern world, many interpretations and degrees of punishmen...
  • Dante Views Fraud As A Sin
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    In his poem The Divine Comedy. The Inferno, Dante Alighieri gives his audience a clear vivid presentation of what he as a follower of the Christian religion perceives to be hell. Dante shows that human sin is punishable in various degrees of severity and that this is dependent on the nature of one^'Os sinful actions. He sets forth what could very well bethe most fully developed Christian understanding of justice on earth, and that is; that what we do as human beings will determine what happens t...
  • Director Of The Botanical Garden
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    Beyond the Curve, written by Kobo Abe sends a message to his fellow Japanese citizens. He constructs an allegory based on honor, identity, and Dantes Hell. Abes choice of writing allows us to think deeper than the obvious, and read between the lines. Dendrocacalia is written as an allegory. It can be interpreted in relation to World War II. The main character, Common, is representative of ordinary Japanese citizens during the war. He is being punished for actions that he, himself, did not knowin...
  • Dante The Sin Of Fraud
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    Overtime peoples opinions tend to change, as well as their views on situations. The waythat we view sins today and the way that sins were viewed around Dantes time hascompletely changed. My beliefs are that something is a sin if it is against God's will, or breaking theten commandments. According to Dante one of the worst sins is being a pagan. I believethat all sins are measured equal in God's eyes. That may not seem fair to think thatmurder is equal to a lie, but God says that if we ask for fo...
  • More Humane Act Of Punishment
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    An Eye for an Eye The film Dead Man Walking, which is directed by Tim Robbins, is a film about redemption. Susan Sarandon plays a Nun called Sister Helen Pre jean. She is asked by a convicted murderer to get him a lawyer and then later is asked to be his spiritual advisor. The convicted killer is named Matthew Poncelet, and is played by Sean Penn. Dead Man Walking truly captivated my conscience and made me think about the controversial standing of capital punishment. The movie portrayed two side...

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