Dante is describing his journey through Hell and the punishment that sinners receive, so what are his views on redemption, can he be redeemed (he turned off the path) and is there even such a thing as true redemption?
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The theme of redemption in Dante's Inferno is universal, and the view we see here is not unique, but rather found in one form or another throughout history and different cultures. The journey is a human one, it is the journey from innocence to moral corruption and back again. Beatrice urges him on in the name of love........ but in order to find redemption or understand it, Dante must first experience what happens without its achievement.