Dante Alighieri

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Dante Alighieri was known as the greatest Italian poet and one of the most important writers of European literature, he was known for his works of “The Divine Comedy”, “Inferno” in which he make emphasize on the “Seven Deadly Sins”, “Purgatory” “Paradise” and a lot more. The “Seven Deadly Sins” are also known the “capital vices” or “cardinal sins”, these are the classification of different sins that were used in early Christian’s knowledge to inform and teach them in relation to their tendency to sin.

The Seven Deadly Sins were classified into seven parts: Lust, Gluttony, Greed, Sloth, Wrath, Envy and Pride. Alighieri group the sin into three parts the “perverted love”, under of it is pride, envy and wrath/anger “insufficient love” under of it is sloth and excessive love of earthly goods” under of it is greed, gluttony and lust. Alighieri also used different icons from classical figures to explain the Inferno even better and how the , he also invent icons in which makes used on our imagination on how the punishment will works on the different sins.

Conclusion “To err is Human, to forgive is divine” this is a very popular phrase wherein it says that all of us are capable of making mistakes and still be able to overcome it. The Seven deadly sins stress out to us the different sins that we sometimes commit, consciously or unconsciously. We learned that those sins are really serious and we know that God sees our every action. There are virtues to fight those sins and we should put that into our mind.

In addition to that, I believed what Alvin Toffler said “Change is not merely necessary to life- it is life”, in order to fight those sins we need to change and those virtues will help us. Change is the only constant thing here in this world, that’s why if we need to improve ourselves we need to change and start again a brand new life, face new challenges and bear in mind those virtues that we’ve learned to.

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