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In Dantes vision of hell fairness is essentially the entire point It seems in this divine vision hell is a heaven of exquisite fairness Not only does everyone get what they deserve for what they did on earth they understand exactly why they have ended up where they have and are supremely repentant because they understand so well There really isnt an aspect of Dantes hell that isnt fairProbably the fairest aspect of the Inferno is the punishments themselves The gluttons are gnawed the violent submerged in blood fortunetellers walk backwards look backwards for eternity These individualized penalties are almost excruciatingly correct for the crime committed If ever we have tried in our own judicial system to mete out punishments to fit the offense these seen the most perfect of all You can almost imagine while taking this tour of hell exactly how each person punished finds some part of their punishment especially terrible because of the relation it has to what they have done to find themselves here The intense regret the torment of your own stupidity on earth where you could not see what would happen to you This is probably why we find tales like A Christmas Carol so fulfilling and relieving almost because we know in the back of our mind we could be doing things that put us into hell just as easily as Scrooge and all the tormented in the Inferno did Also the punishments are related directly to the crime so we are able to connect and understand why each soul has been placed at each separate section Nothing is random which is comforting to the reader we are then able to examine our own thoughts and deeds which is probably exactly as Dante intendedThe perfect fairness of Dantes levels where each different kind of sinner lies is another effective aspect of the Inferno If all the damned were simply thrown in together it would seem
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