Dante’s learning

I think that on Dante’s journey through Hell he learned that there is more to Hell then just fire and bad people. There is an order to it and a system in how everything works there. The nine levels of hell categorize the people that end up there. On a more spiritual level he learned just how much every action you make in your life will affect you in the afterlife.

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While reading about the journey I learned about the different levels of Hell, so I would say Dante’s learning and mine were similar. I always just thought of Hell as an unpleasant place where people committed the worst sins went after they died. Before the reading I hadn’t really thought about what would qualify as a “bad enough’ sin to get you sent to Hell. It brought up the question to me, “Does Heaven work the same way?’

3 thoughts on “Dante’s learning

  1. jwmaring

    I absolutely agree with your assessment from Inferno that Hell is a place with an order and hierarchy based according to the level of ones’ sins in ordinary life. I don’t know that I necessarily agree entirely with Dante, but I agree that what you said about the work is true.

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  2. sxkristoffersen

    I agree, the story gave a more complex image of hell and present nine more broad sins to be carful of doing.

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  3. swtrinchet

    I’m interested in what you mean by your question about Heaven. Are you pondering whether Heaven is also separated into levels of goodness or good deeds?

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