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The Absence of Women in Dantes Inferno Throughout history women have always had a notable absence in society The same applies to the absence of women in Dantes Inferno Much of this can be accounted for by womens roles from a historical and literary aspect In the Inferno the absence of women may be due to the fact that they did not have the opportunity to be leaders were thought to have always done what was right and the only women in there are important to Dante Women back then and even now do not hold the same positions that men do Males have always been dominant therefore they are the ones responsible for holding political power This never gave women the opportunity to hold a high position or be a leader Many of the characters in the Inferno were leaders who had done something wrong This can account partly for why there is an absence of women Women are also thought of as being pure kind and loving creatures They are not nearly as violent as men are and do not partake in the same acts as they do Women have never done much to give themselves a bad reputation All of the characters in the Inferno had done something wrong some worse than others Since women were thought to be clean they were absent throughout much of Dantes journey The only women who appear are those who are important to Dante Dante loved Beatrice and that is why she is seen in parts of the Inferno She was very special to him and was his guide throughout Heaven She inspired several of his works and played a big role in his life Not very many women were very important to Dante which is why there is such an absence of them in the Inferno The absence of women in the Inferno is partly due to the fact that they were not
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