Reading Notes: Dante’s Inferno, Part B

I love how different each circle of hell is. The author clearly spent a lot of time imagining the absolute worst torture people could go through and then imagined many variations.

Professor Gibbs remarked that my storybook project has parallels to Dante’s Inferno, and while I can’t remember if I intended it or not, this is certainly true. My original goal was to create a trilogy of experiences much like Dante’s entire collection: Paradiso, Purgatorio, and Inferno. The Cathartic path is basically the Inferno.

Reading Dante’s descent inspires me to continue with my storybook. Maybe I’ll make that a goal of mine over winter and summer breaks.

Story source: Dante’s Divine Comedy, translated by Tony Kline (2002).

Featured image: Shadow Self?

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  1. Shivani Patel

    Hi Cate! I’m just going around doing some extra credit commenting and saw your post. I also read Inferno for this week’s reading and I think it’s kinda funny and cool how quite a few other people did as well. If you go down the blog stream, you just see a lot of “reading notes: dante’s inferno” posts.

    Anyway, I thought it was really cool how different each circle of hell was too. I also was thinking that Dante really must’ve put so much thought into figuring out what kinds of torture would happen to what kinds of people.

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