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In Dante's Inferno, what is the punishment in Canto 15?

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richelle19 | Student, Grade 11 | eNotes Newbie

Posted December 6, 2009 at 3:39 AM via web

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In Dante's Inferno, what is the punishment in Canto 15?

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kaligirl121 | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Adjunct Educator

Posted December 6, 2009 at 5:34 AM (Answer #1)

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In this canto, the Sodomites are seen walking under a rain of fire.  Referring back to the Bible, the Sodomites committed violent crimes against nature.  Thus, their punishment is to be punished by nature (fire.)

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