The first circle of hell that one could say is unjustifiable is the first circle known as “Limbo”. The souls that are punished in Limbo have basically no punishment but still are not able to be saved based on a few different factors. This circle of hell contains people that live virtuously but are either not baptized or lived before the christian faith. Through no fault of their own these people that are completely worthy of being saved are restricted of this glory (Dante 27). This first section of hell has a really unfair concept behind it. The only people that have left this section of hell are from the harrowing of hell. This means that good people born into families who have not been exposed to the christian faith need to be taken into consideration as they are automatically placed into this section of hell with no hope to move forward and join the blessed according to Dante’s rules (Dante 29). All across the globe there are a lot of different families from different nationalities a...
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...h layer of hell would contain worse fraud that would have affected many people and not just on a simple level. The seventh circle would be the last circle and would contain all the different murderers. For every person that one killed they would get punished worse and worse. Hitler would be in this layer of hell and receive brutal punishment. In my opinion this is what hell should be organized like and it only needs seven different types.
Overall Dante’s Inferno is a magnificent book that is a good representation for what Hell could be like. It is a good thing to read for entertainment purposes but should not be interpreted in a realistic manner. His personal bias and experiences ensure that this is not the order that Hell would actually be ordered in. The Inferno had a lot of controversial, disagreeable concepts in it, but it was still a great read nonetheless.
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