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  • Souls In Hell
    775 words
    Fallen Souls in 'The Inferno " Thesis Statement: In each Circle and Canto there are different penalties to pay but it is for sure that each forbidden soul in the Inferno will live forever in eternal suffering. I. Introduction II. Medea and Jason. Jason's love affair. B. Medea and the three children exiled. C. Medea's slaying of the three children and Glauce. D. Jason's penalties.. O.J. Simpson. His Crime. B. His Penalties in the Inferno and in life. IV. Benedict Arnold. His Crime. B. His Penalti...
  • Increase Of Souls In Hell
    333 words
    A True Story: A thermodynamics professor had written a take home exam for his graduate students. It had one question:' Is hell exothermic or endothermic? Support your answer with a proof. ' Most of the students wrote proofs of their beliefs using Boyle's Law or some variant. One student, however wrote the following: First, we postulate that if souls exist, then they must have some mass. If they do, then a mole of souls can also have a mass. So, at what rate are souls moving into hell and at what...
  • Views On The Permanence Of The Soul
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    The "Soul" According to Eastern & Western Religions The idea of the soul varies widely in religious tradition. While these variations exist, its basic definition is unvarying. The soul can be described as the ultimate internal principle by which we think, feel, and will, and by which our bodies are animated. The soul is seen as the core principle of life or as the essence of a being 1. Views on the permanence of the soul vary throughout religious tradition as well. While some view it as a mortal...
  • Soul Of Benedict Arnold
    811 words
    Fallen Souls Thesis Statement: In each Circle and Canto there are different penalties to pay but it is for sure that each forbidden soul in the Inferno will live forever in eternal suffering. I. Introduction II. Medea and Jason A. Jasons love affair. B. Medea and the three children exiled. C. Medea slaying of the three children and Glauce. D. Jasons penalties.. O.J. Simpson A. His Crime. B. His Penalties in the Inferno and in life. IV. Benedict Arnold A. His Crime. B. His Penalties in Hell. V. C...
  • Heaven Without Hell
    900 words
    What is Hell? What is Heaven? Where does a person who commits a heinous sin go? Where does a person who did legitimate things and prays all his life go? This is what distinguishes hell and heaven. Hell is to people, what school is to students, a place where souls of all morals, good or bad, were consigned after death. This is the place of punishment of Satan and the other fallen angels and of all mortals who die unrepentant of serious sin. On the contrary, heaven is to people, what I would be as...
  • Comparison Of Dante's Inferno And Purgatorio
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    The Comparison Of Dante's Inferno and the Purgatorio March 25, 2001 There are many differences in the Inferno and the Purgatorio of Dante Alighieri, from the differences in atmosphere and attitude, darkness and light, between sins and their punishments as well as the characters of the Comedy. My purpose is to shed light on what I found to be interesting differences of the two. I would like to begin with the comparison of the coming of the old men in both the Inferno and the Purgatorio. In the In...
  • Forms Of Sins And The Punishments
    429 words
    Souls Punished In "Dante's Inferno" In Dante's Divine Comedy, there are countless references to all forms of sins and the punishments of those who committed them. Dante goes into great detail when describing these sins and their consequences. Each punishment is perfectly fitting to the crime itself, so that the sinner deserves exactly what he is facing. Dante gains an immense amount of knowledge in conversing with a few of the souls that are forever trapped in Hell. When Dante descends to the se...
  • More Serious The Nature Of One's Sin
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    In the Inferno, Dante describes, in great detail, how Hell is laid out, given his understanding of the teachings of Fourteenth century Catholicism. Additionally, Dante's view is affected by the socio-political upheaval of his contemporary Italy. Much of this upheaval was related to controversial religious power struggles with in the Roman Catholic Church as well as changing social structure. In Dante's version of Hell, the souls of sinners guilty of the lesser or minor sins inhabited the upper l...

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