Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Circle Seven: "The Violent"

43 comments:

Amanda said...

Their wounds from the birds heal, enabling the wounds to reoccur and the Harpies to eat at them eternally.

Their still getting tortured because they tried to kill themselves so their getting the penalty for committing suicide.

Carrie said...

"Since they destroyed their own bodies, they are denied any resemblance to a body in Hell. Instead, their substance is the wood of trees."

This makes sence to me. They felt in life that their body was of no consequence so it is fit to give them no body in Hell and in turn give them something as far away from a human body as possible and that is a tree.

Noelle said...

"Since they destroyed their own bodies, they are denied any resemblance to a body in Hell. Instead, their substance is the wood of trees."

I thought that this punishment seemed unfit. Why should they be given a different body? Isn't that what they'd prefer, since they didn't care for their human bodies?

racheal said...

"The Violent against their Neighbors is the first level in Circle 7. Here are punished the ones who made battle and war on countries and people around them. Evil tyrants are included here as well."

So I guess George Bush is going to hell? Other countries are our neighbors, yet we fight them and start wars. But we also see it as an honor to fight for our country, and those who fight are seen as heros. So although they are honored on earth, they're going to hell?

Elizabeth said...

Here are punished the ones who made battle and war on countries and people around them.

It is interesting to see that Dante does not justify war, like most men. Instead he says that there is a special place in hell reserved for those who took part in war.

Brad said...

"But turn your eyes to the valley; where we shall find the river of boiling blood in which are steeped all who struck down their fellow men"

He is useing great detail in explaining, the torture they go through.

katie said...

"The centaurs stab them with spears and shoot them with arrows when they try to rise from the river. Because of their own violence to others, now the violence is forever upon them."

What if they don't try to rise from the river...they just stay there and dont fight back?

Carrie said...

Noelle, I think the reason they did this was to show them how wrong they were in not wanting to care for their bodies. It clearly states in the passage how much they don't like being a tree and getting eaten by birds and bleeding.

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alicia said...

Bolgia 2 is literally the sewer of Hell. The Flatterers are here sunk in a 'river of excrement.'

I think this is extremely fitting and not the least attractive. Since these people use flattery and good looks to do their evil wills, there in a place where flattery is the least of thier worries.

Noelle said...

Racheal commented, "So I guess George Bush is going to hell? Other countries are our neighbors, yet we fight them and start wars. But we also see it as an honor to fight for our country, and those who fight are seen as heros. So although they are honored on earth, they're going to hell?"

I thought that was an interesting point. What about fighting for religion?

elizabeth said...

noelle said...
"I thought that this punishment seemed unfit. Why should they be given a different body? Isn't that what they'd prefer, since they didn't care for their human bodies?"

The weren't given a body in hell. That was their punishment. Instead, they took the appearance of a tree and the birds ate their leaves all day long. I think the punishment is appropriate.

Elizabeth said...

noelle said....
"I thought that this punishment seemed unfit. Why should they be given a different body? Isn't that what they'd prefer, since they didn't care for their human bodies?"

They were not given a body in hell. Instead they took on the appearance of a tree and birds ate their leaves all day long. I think the punishment was appropriate.

Anonymous said...

When the sinner is bitten, he bursts into flames, only to painfully be made back to be tortured again.

I can understand why this is the punishment because when these were theives and when they would steal they would steal over and over so their punishment is being repeated over and over just like when they would steal.

sheena said...

When the sinner is bitten, he bursts into flames, only to painfully be made back to be tortured again.

I can understand why this would be the punishment because when the thieves would do wrong, they would do it again and again so in return for their punishment they get hurt over and over.

dustin said...

"Circle 7 is divided into three kinds of Violence."

If there are levels of hell dividing the different parts why would they need to make subdivisions in this ring instead of just making kanother level.

russell said...

After the Wood of Suicides, Dante and Virgil come to a Plain of Burning Sand where laid out are more sinners of violence.

why are the people who done violence againce god the farthes down in this level

sheena said...

Allegorically, Dante now puts Hell and Sin behind him--and now it is overturned in his life, as Satan now appears upside down--all wrong.

So, Dante puts sin and hell behind him. But why is it so wrong that Satan apears upside down. I thought that was good that he got away from all of the bad things.

trevor said...

"The centaurs stab them with spears and shoot them with arrows when they try to rise from the river. Because of their own violence to others, now the violence is forever upon them."

i think that this is a reasonable punishment, that they were so into violence and now it is turned around on them.

Lauryn said...

It totally makes sense that the ones who commited suicide have bodies like trees. They are planted in one spot and there bodies bleed if a leaf is plucked from their tree. When they bleed, it is the only time that they can speak.

They have been denied their "bodily rights" because they were once self destructing and now they don't have a body to torture anymore.

Anonymous said...

"The Violent against Art are the Usurers. They are huddled, or crouched, on the firey ground."

How can being violent against art and being violent against God be in the same sin part?

-Jared Mukina

alicia said...

Noelle said..
I thought that this punishment seemed unfit. Why should they be given a different body? Isn't that what they'd prefer, since they didn't care for their human bodies?

This is a really good point, I like it. But I can also see that the punishment is fit because they didn't treat their bodies right on Earth so why should they get to have one in Hell too?

Anonymous said...

we really get this circle but we are poping bottles

Anonymous said...

since they destroyed their own bodies, they are denied any resemblance to a body in hell. instead, their substance is the wood of trees.

Carrie & Noelle said...

Saddam Houssein
He killed a lot of innocent people.

sheena said...

kaite, you said :

What if they don't try to rise from the river...they just stay there and dont fight back?

I think it's kind of automatic they rise from the river because they are so overwelmed with pain they just want out and when they shot by the spear they just feel more pain and don't really understand what is happening just that they are getting hurt.

kirstie said...

"Here are punished the ones who made battle and war on countries and people around them."

so all the people that went to war will go to hell?

kirstie said...

to what noelle said...

I thought that this punishment seemed unfit. Why should they be given a different body? Isn't that what they'd prefer, since they didn't care for their human bodies?

... they were prob. given a body of one they killed

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