What was Charon's reaction to Dante's attempt to cross the Acheron in Inferno?

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Charon, the boatman of the Underworld, initially reacts with anger to Dante's attempt to cross the Acheron in Inferno. He resists because Dante is a living soul, unlike the deceased souls he typically ferries to Hell. However, after Virgil explains that Dante's journey is divinely mandated and meant to enlighten the living about the nature of Hell, Charon reluctantly allows Dante and Virgil to board his boat.

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When Dante attempts to cross the river into the Underworld, Charon, the boat driver, tries to prevent him from going. He is angered that a living soul would attempt to enter the Underworld and see Hell and so tries to stop him. Charon is tasked with ushering souls back and forth between Hell, Purgatory, Heaven, and Earth, and so he has seen the trouble in Hell and knows what awaits anyone who enters its gates.

Virgil intervenes, however, demanding that Charon take Dante because his is on a divine journey. Dante's journey is necessary so that people can hear and understand what Hell is like for sinners. Finally, Charon relents and allows Virgil and Dante to board the boat. He takes them on begrudgingly and ushers them into Hell to see what it's like.

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What is Charon's reaction to Dante's attempt to cross the river of Acheron?

Charon has absolutely no intention of letting Dante and Virgil on his boat to cross the river of Acheron. See, the thing is, they aren't dead, and Charon's boat is strictly for dead people. You can't cross into hell if you aren't dead, after all. Virgil is insistent, though, and tells Charon that it is willed that he and Dante will cross, and so Charon shouldn't question them. This response gets Charon to calm down and allow them both onto the boat but also upsets the dead souls who are also waiting for the ferry because it causes them to think of God, who has cast them down to hell and who they cannot think of without being filled with rage.

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