Kind of extending from my last post... I hope everyone has seen the movie "Se7en," starring Brad Pitt, Morgan Freeman, and Kevin Spacey, and if you haven't, you're missing out. In the film, a serial killer (Spacey) punishes someone guilty of committing one of the 7 deadly sins by murdering them and it is up to two cops (Pitt and Freeman) to put an end to this. I wanted to point out the differences in the punishments between the movie and Inferno.
Seven: (the sins are listed in order of appearance)
(I haven't seen the movie in a while so all of of these descriptions are from Wikipedia)
1. Gluttony: an obese man is tied to a chair and forced to eat food and his own vomit until his stomach explodes
2. Avarice: a pound of flesh is removed from a rich attorney and he is forced to bleed to death
3. Sloth: an emaciated man is strapped to a bed and is forced to remain immobile (he is barely kept alive via intravenous drugs,) which causes him to go insane
4. Lust: a prostitute is raped and killed by a man wearing a bladed S&M device
5. Pride: a model's nose is cut off
6. Envy: the murderer (Spacey) envies one of the cop's (Pitt) lives and so he kills Pitt's wife since he could not have her
7. Wrath: revealed when envy is revealed--Pitt gets so angry that he shoots Spacey (which is exactly what Spacey wants him to do to complete his work...this movie is seriously so twisted, but so amazing)
Wrath (unlike Inferno) and Envy (like Inferno) are not directly accounted for until the end of the film.
(These descriptions are found in the text or italicized summary paragraphs)
1. Lust: the lustful forever whirled about in a dark, stormy wind
2. Gluttony: gluttons are mired in filthy muck and are eternally battered by cold and dirty hail, rain, and snow
3. Avarice: the prodigal and the miserly clash huge rolling weights against each other with their chests while arguing that the other is wrong when it comes to managing money
4. Wrath: the wrathful constantly tear and mangle each other
5. Sloth: the sluggish are submerged in black muck, forever choking
6. Envy: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
7. Pride: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Which punishments would you rather endure? Those from Seven or those from Dante's Inferno?