Dantes Inferno Christianity and Media

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Dante's Inferno is a strange journey through hell, which at times seems familiar but then sometimes seems unexpected. As an American and a Christian it is possible to think that my opinion on this could be crafted from my religion and our society, particularly its media. In my mind I see hell as this place of immense torment bestowed on sinners. My faith has taught me that those who sin go to hell to be …

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…to keep people from sinning. It seemed odd to me that there could be this actual terrible existence of hell and that someone would want to tour it. Again media affects the idea that it is not someplace to visit. It was interesting to see how my ideas of hell have been developed through my religion and the media. What is more interesting is how my view of hell has changed since reading the Inferno.