What does "Contrapasso" mean ? (Ep 5 title)
I took excerpts of article from this site
Contrapasso is one of the few rules in Dante’s Inferno. It is the one “law of nature” that applies to hell, stating that for every sinner’s crime there must be an equal and fitting punishment. The direct translation in Italian is "suffer the opposite"In turn, Dante derived it from Thomas Aquinas's Summa Theologica
Other scholars, however, contends that Dante is attempting to redefine completely the popular image of hell. ,One argues that “contrapasso differs drastically from the biblical principle of ‘an eye for an eye,’ with which it’s sometimes confused.
In Dante’s poem, punishments must arise from the crime itself, not from the damage it has caused” and that Dante is breaking away from the popular notion that the severity of a sin is determined by the damage done to society, suggesting instead that a sin is more or less severe because it is more or less offensive to God, not to man (or rather, that each punishment derives from the offensiveness of the sin itself, rather than the suffering of its victims).
In Westworld this "contrapasso" is more complicated a we have Bots and humans whose "God " or creator are two vewry separate beings.
Definately worth further thought.