Discussion 8: Inferno

  • 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.

3 thoughts on “Discussion 8: Inferno

  1. sharissewatkins

    I think that all of these responses will be fairly similar however I feel like you might have pointed out something as far as beliefs that I totally agree with. I think even atheists could take something away , of course I feel like it becomes more of an ethics thing then. But I do think, no matter what you believe in … the ultimate goal is to be a good person. Do good things. 🙂

  2. Jacqueline Todd

    The Inferno reminds us that what we do here and now determines our character forever. No matter what happens after we die we will be in some way remembered or held accountable for out actions. Heaven or hell, reincarnated at a higher or lower level, or simply being remembered in the memories of those around us as a good person or a bad person.

  3. Haley

    I like the way you thought about this. I have pretty much the exact same thinking. Whether a person believes in any sort of life after death they should still just be a good person. There is no real satisfaction in harming someone or doing something bad, at least that’s what I think. I don’t want to find out either. Nice answer!!

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