What do you think Dante learned on his journey through Hell? How does it differ from what you learned while reading about the journey?
I think what Dante’s journey boils down to is how and what we do here on earth will affect us in our afterlife. The choices we make here don’t go away when we pass they follow us and ultimately decide for us where we will be later on. I think Dante’s journey through hell was not only a wakeup call to him but to his readers as well. Even if you do or don’t believe in a hell, the just of it all is don’t sin, don’t be a bad person, just be good, be a righteous person. Bottom line is whether or not this is what hell is like I sure don’t want to find out. In relation to Dante’s story I believe that we are responsible for our own fate as well, the way we treat others here on earth, our actions and the sins we commit will reflect on us in the afterlife.