Thesis statement: In Dante's Inferno, the first part of the Divine Comedy, Dante develops many themes throughout the adventures of the travelers. The Inferno is a work that Dante used to express the theme on his ideas of God's divine justice. God's divine justice is demonstrated through the punishments of the sinners the travelers encounter.
A. An overview Dante Alighieri's life, writing style and the Inferno
B. Dante Alighieri's life during the torrential times of the Florentine history
C. His writing style not only consisted of some literature firsts, but also his ability to make the reader feel present in the story
2) Main Points: Dante's Inferno enables man to understand that the punishment of the soul is retributive justice assigned by God.
A. Limbo is the circle of virtuous non-Christians
B. In the second circle are all those who act out of lust
C. Sinners of Gluttony are punished in the third circle
D. The seventh circle are those condemned of violence against God, art, and nature
E. The eighth circle with its ten pouches of frauds, panderers, flatterers, and malevolent are punished in divine ways
3) Conclusion: By carefully assessing the journey through Hell, man comes to realize that the appropriateness of the punishment is a reflection of the sin's effects upon the soul.
The Inferno is the first part of Dante Alighieri's epic three-part poem, The Divine Comedy. Dante, in the poem develops many themes throughout the adventures of his travelers from political to religious. The Inferno is a work that Dante used to express his ideas of God's divine justice. It is a horror story we can read from the safety of our armchair, just as the characters, like someone playing a virtual-reality game, wanders through every scene unscathed.