In what ways are Lucifer, Minos and Beatrice tortures extreme version of their lives and sin on earth? what connection does dante see between the punishment and the sin
First, Beatrice is in Heaven, not hell, and thus has no punishment. Her role in the Inferno is as Dante's love interest. Because Dante loved Beatrice in real life, he places her next to the Virgin Mary and St Lucia in Heaven, thus portraying her both as holy and as the symbol of beauty and love. Beatrice asks Virgil to guide Dante through hell.
Minos is actually a pagan god, and thus never lived as human. Dante writes him in the...
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