What are the allegories used in Inferno(only the first section)?

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In the first Canto, Dante encounters the leopard-who tries to stop him on his way, but isn't too worried about being effective. The leopard represents Self-indulgence.

The lion is fierce and threatening towards Dante and represents Violence.

The she-wolf is the worst. She represents Malice, and Dante is unable to go any further.