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Throughout the years peoples views of sin have been changed Today society view of sin is different than what Dante envisioned about sin at his time During Dantes time the worst sin that one can commit is rejecting the church However in the book The Inferno Dante sees that rejecting the church is one of the least important sins Other sins that were perceived as unimportant during Dante time are worse than rejection of the church in The Inferno By doing so Dante tries to show that the magnitude of the sin does not matter The most important thing he wants to point out is that people need to learn from their mistake and distinguish between good and evil Therefore after a long journey through hell Dante learned to avoid evil and become spiritually enlightened By becoming spiritually enlightened and avoiding evil Dante proceeds much closer to the salvation of God In The Inferno Dante loses all sense of direction reason and he wander away from the True Way and enters the Dark Wood of Error He tries to find his way out of the Dark Wood of Error but his attempts are unsuccessful As soon as he tries to get out of this sinful place he is confronted by all kind of beasts They try to hold him back and attack him However after being force back into the Dark Wood of Error Dante see the shade of Virgil who represents light direction and reason Virgil promises to lead him away from error Dante is thankful for the guidance of Virgil For you are my true master and first author the sole make from whom I drew the breath of that sweet style whose measures have brought me honor30 One of the things that Dante notices about hell is that most of the people are sent to hell not because they committed a sin against God but because they committed a
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