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The Inferno Is A Work That Dante Used To Express The Theme On His Ideas Of God's Divine Justice. God's Divine Justice Is Demonstrated Through The Punishments Of The Sinners The Travelers Encounter.

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OUTLINEThesis statement: In Dante's Inferno, the first part of the Divine Comedy, Dante develops many themes throughout the adventures of the travelers. The Inferno is a work that Dante used to express the theme on his ideas of God's divine justice. God's divine justice is demonstrated through the punishments of the sinners the travelers encounter.1) IntroductionA. An overview Dante Alighieri's life, writing style and the InfernoB. Dante Alighieri's life during the torrential times of the Florentine historyC. His writing style not only consisted of some literature firsts, but also his ability to make the reader feel present in the story2) Main Points: Dante's Inferno enables man to understand that the punishment of the soul is retributive justice assigned by God.A. Limbo is the circle of virtuous non-ChristiansB. In the second circle are all those who act out of lustC. Sinners of Gluttony are punished in the third circleD. The seventh circle are those condemned of violence against God, art, and natureE. The eighth circle with its ten pouches of frauds, panderers, flatterers, and malevolent are punished in divine ways3) Conclusion: By carefully assessing the journey through Hell, man comes to realize that the appropriateness of the punishment is a reflection of the sin's effects upon the soul.AbstractThe Inferno is the first part of Dante Alighieri's epic three-part poem, The Divine Comedy. Dante, in the poem develops many themes throughout the adventures of his travelers from political to religious. The Inferno is a work that Dante used to express his ideas of God's divine justice. It is a horror story we can read from the safety of our armchair, just as the characters, like someone playing a virtual-reality game, wanders through every scene unscathed.Dante Alighieri was born to a middle-class Guelph family during the Middle Ages in Florence, Italy. It was a volatile time in Florence's history. At a very young age, Dante exhibited great artistic skill and became an acclaimed poet. Dante was active in the political and military life of Florence as well. He served in the military as a youth and held several important positions in the Florence government. His predominance in the political arena resulted in his lifetime exile from Florence.While in exile, his reputation as an acclaimed poet was solidified with the writing of The Divine Comedy. The political and religious undertones aside, it is a literature masterpiece. Dante introduced his invention of the terza rima, or three-line stanza. Another literature first, was he used himself as one of the characters. This enabled him to tell the story in first person, thus providing an entirely different perspective to literature at that time.The Inferno is a depiction of Dante's journey through Hell and its nine circles. He comes to realize that each circle he enters into represents a greater sin, which, in turn, is followed by a greater punishment. Dante sees the punishments as symbolic retribution:...

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