Dante’s Inferno: What Do You Believe? January 10, 2009Posted by Carly in Uncategorized.
So I’m reading this book (well actually its this long poem, but it only rhymes when its in Italian….and we are reading it in English) but anyway it is 1 chapter introduction, 33 short chapters about hell, 33 about this middle place thats kinda in between heaven and hell…it has a name but i forget…and 33 chapters about heaven. The story line is this guy gets lost in this forest, which represents sin, and he tries to get up this hill which the sun is on top of. The sun represents God and the hill represents the hard but right path to God. But on the way up he gets blocked by three animals, which sybolize the temptation to do violence, fraud, and the inability to control yourself…the three categories of sin. Anyway this guy meets this other guy who decides to take him on a tour of hell, and then the two other places I mentioned before. Anyway, this guy has a weird idea of hell…
So what do you believe?? What do you do after you die? Is hell a bunch of different places for punishments for the different bad things people have done in their life? Is it just a huge fiery cave with people burning everywhere and the devil laughing evilly? Or is it a party with satan as the host and all the bad people are doing bad things and having a great time plotting against heaven? And what is you idea of heaven?
There’s a lot of different ideas!