Dante’s views on sin, as expressed in his Com-media, were profoundly influenced by his experiences in life and the state of Europe, and Italy especially, during his day. Sin is obviously a personal choice, but it has social ramifications. How does Dante understand the societal effects of sin? You will need to state an answer to the question as your thesis and defend your reasoning with supporting claims and evidence from the text. Focus your analysis on specific examples drawn from the Inferno.