From eating brains to buffering winds, DANTE’S INFERNO if filled with a little literary device called symbolic retribution. Dante describes symbolic retribution as “a punishment symbolic or representative of the sin(perversion of the intellect). Dante’s Inferno, a descent through Hell, portrays many layers of Hell, and each has sinners within them, and each sinner is punished, and that punishment is representative of the worst unrepented sin committed by that sinner,
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inferno that you can see symbolic retribution, to be honest, it is everywhere. Excrement, wind, garbage, brains, all are parts of the many punishments that can be suffered in Hell, depending on the sin that you committed and did not repent. So if you have learned anything by this paper it should be that, all the sins of the inferno are punished, and that punishment is symbolic of the sin that was committed in life.