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Canto V of Dante's Inferno In Dante's Inferno, a part of The Divine Comedy, Canto V introduces the torments of Hell at the Second Circle. Here Minos informs the damned where they could spend eternity by wrap his tail around himself. The Second Circle of Hell holds the lustful; those who sinned with the flesh. They're penalized in the shadow by an unending tempest, which batters them with rain and winds. Hell is not only a geographical place, but also a representation of their prospect of sin and evil within each individual human soul. Since Dante travels through Hell, he sees sinners in increasingly more horrible and disgusting situations. For Dante, every situation is an image of the quality of any spirit that's determined to sin in that particular way. The punishment of the lustful is fitting: individuals who were obsessed with the stimulation of this flesh in life now have their nerves unceasingly stimulated by the tempest. They are also prone and in the dark, in the manner in which lust is most often acted out. Dante asks Virgil to name some of the individual souls for him;.