Fallen Souls, An Essay About Three People From Literature, History, Or Present Times That Would Be In "The Cantos Of The Inferno" By Dante

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Thesis Statement: In each Circle and Canto there are differentpenalties to pay but it is for sure that each forbidden soul in theInferno will live forever in eternal suffering.I. IntroductionII. Medea and JasonA. Jason's love affair.B. Medea and the three children exiled.C. Medea's slaying of the three children and Glauce.D. Jason's penalties.III. O. J. SimpsonA. His Crime.B. His Penalties in the Inferno and in life.IV. Benedict ArnoldA. His Crime.B. His Penalties in Hell.V. ConclusionFallen SoulsCantos III, V, and XXXIV are only three of the Cantos of thefallen souls of the Inferno. The Inferno is the place we call Hell. Itreeks with bad smells and bugs and fire along with the many ...view middle of the document...

One destined for the Caina is O. J. Simpson. This man committeda sin that would send him to Canto XXXII. Simpson killed hiswife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman in ajealous rage. Simpson will surely be judged by Minos to go toCaina were his soul will forever have to live in retribution andthink about what he had done against his wife, Nicole. O. J. willalso have to live the rest of his life on earth and pay cash sums tothe Brown's and Goldman's. And he will also have to live andwatch his children grow up without a mother and see their pain,the pain that he will experience in Hell.The last Circle of Canto XXXIV, Circle Nine, Cocytus, is thefinal and most punished place for souls. In Cocytus the peoplewere "treacherous to their masters," (Literature 641). Thepunishment in Cocytus is given by Satan himself. The "souls ofthe last class (with fear my verses tell it) were covered wholly; theyshone below the ice like straws in glass," (Literature 641). Andamong these ice covered souls is the soul of Benedict Arnold, anAmerican officer of the American Revolutionary War. DuringArnold's time as an officer he became one of GeorgeWashington's most trusted...

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