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Essay | Dante's Inferno: Perception of Good Vs. Evil

This student essay consists of approximately 4 pages of analysis of Dante's Inferno.
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Dante's Inferno: Perception of Good Vs. Evil

Summary: Essay compares Dante's sense of morality with the modern sense. It compares what his ideas were and what the laws of today consider a major or minor offense.
Living in a different century can totally change a person's perception of good and evil or wrong and right. When Dante was writing his Divine Comedy in the 1300s, the principles were much different than they are today. Sinners were punished as to how severe their acts were in accordance to God. A wrongdoing towards God was considered much worse than a wrongdoing to oneself or another human being. In Dante's Inferno, he placed sinners in circles of Hell, placing those who's sins were greatest towards the bottom of the realm. As he got towards the middle of the realm, he chose to place those who had committed a violent act above those who had committed an act of fraudulence. Although he explained why he chose to do this in relation to God, there is strong opposition questioning the morality of Dante's decisions...

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