The Essay From Hell: Dante's Inferno

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In Alighieri Dante's Inferno, many different people were put in Hell for what Dante believes they did wrong. He assigns them to different sections of Hell for the severity of their sins in their previous life. If Dante were alive and making revisions to the Inferno today, he would put Superman, Brian Griffin from "Family Guy", Xerxes from "300", Scar from "The Lion King", Squidward Tentacles from "Spongebob Squarepants", for the various sins that they have committed in their past lives. Superman should go to the eternal flames for his violence against God. Superman should go to the Seventh Circle, Third Ring of Hell, reserved specifically for those who were blasphemers in life. Although Superman did do some good, he also acted like a God. …show more content…
He did, however, throughout the show, constantly try to do anything to get a woman to go to bed with him, so he would be put in the panderers and seducers part of Hell. This would be the Eighth Circle, First Pouch. As Dante is walking he stumbles upon a man by the name of Venedico Caccianermico. He is put there for tricking and seducing women. A demon then says, "Be off, you pimp, / there are no women here for you to trick" (Canto XVIII 65-66). This describes Brian's sins of seducing women to an extent. The punishment is symbolically correct because it involves the shades running in between demons whips, as they, in their previous life, made women move between different men, or if a person was just a seducer, moved from one woman to the next. Another famous figure who should go to Hell is Xerxes, from "300". Xerxes is caught many times claiming that he is a god. When he is talking to Leonidas about the Spartans surrendering he claims that he is a generous God and that he will make them his number one army. Xerxes would be put in the same Circle and Ring as Superman, which would be the Seventh Circle, Third Ring of the eternal oven. Although this passage by Virgil is not for Xerxes, it does fit his sin: O Capaneus, for your arrogance that is not quenched, you're punished all the more: no torture other than your own madness could offer pain enough to match your wrath (Canto XIV 63-66)
The punishment for this ring is symbolically correct because in life Xerxes did

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